May 23, 2022

Bawjiase: Tipper truck mistakenly offload sand onto baby

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A tipper truck has mistakenly offloaded sand on a one-year-old boy, killing him at Awutu Ahuntem near Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region.

According to reports that driver of the truck with registration number, GW 2605-E failed to check if anyone was around while offloading the sand, hence pouring it on the poor boy.

The boy reportedly died after the incident.

A National Communications Team Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Yaw Owusu has urged all, especially drivers to make their own safety a priority when using the roads.

The caution comes after it was reported that over 2000 persons lost their lives to road accidents from January 2021 to September in Ghana.

Nana Yaw Owusu who used the Accra-Kumasi road and other major roads observed that there were no reflectors on them, making it difficult for drivers to drive at night.

Looking at the people who have lost their lives from January to now and considering the time of the year, he noticed that a lot of people will travel, urging all to be careful while driving on the roads.

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) revealed that 11, 858 road accidents in Ghana killed 2,126 from January to September 2021.

According to the MTTD, 11,659 injuries were recorded from those road accidents within the period.

Nana Yaw Owusu in an interview advised that buses or vehicles that go for long journeys get two or more drivers on board so that when one gets tired, the others can take over.

He was also of the belief that an advocacy will help deal with the menace moving forward.

Nana Yaw Owusu also schooled drivers that the safest part of a vehicle was the break pad and not the horn, urging drivers to always consider using the break when others go wrong instead of using horns.

Using the breaks, he said will help save a lot of accidents and lives even when drivers are in their rightful lane.

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