12 killed and 7 seriously injured after two-vehicle crash in Ghana

by SpeedLux
Buipe-Tamale highway, Ghana

Twelve people have died, and seven others are in critical condition after two buses crashed on the Buipe-Tamale highway, Ghana.

The eleven died on the scene, including an eight-year-old girl at the accident scene at Alipe in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region on Tuesday, at around 7:30 pm.

A Toyota minibus veered off its lane and crashed head-on with a DAF tipper truck loaded with sand. There were 18 persons on board traveling from Tamale to Kumasi.

The driver of the minibus was among the people who died on the spot.

The driver of the DAF tipper truck could not survive and died the next day after being rushed to the hospital together with others who were seriously injured.

The injured ones were admitted to the Yapei Health Center and later conveyed by ambulance to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for treatment. The dead ones were taken to the same hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

Savannah Regional Police PRO, Inspector Owusu Adjekum, said it was raining at the time resulting in poor visibility.

“If you are a driver driving at night under such conditions, you have to slow down or even park the vehicle, but this driver did not take precautionary measures and was speeding,” he said.

About 29 road deaths took place in Tamale-Buipe road in the first quarter

2021 accident deaths have exceeded COVID-19 deaths

A total of 771 persons have died through due to vehicle accidents for the first quarter of 2021.

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