January 16, 2022

Five die in a fatal accident on Accra-Kumasi highway

At least five persons have died in a fatal accident involving three vehicles at Akyem Anyinasin junction near Bunso, along the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

Scores of injured persons have also been rushed to the Kibi government hospital and the Savior Memorial hospitals in Osiem.

The vehicles involved in the accident were an unregistered Toyota Corolla, Toyota Hiace (Commercial bus) and a Pathfinder.

Report indicates that the accident occurred about 9:20am on December 16,2021 when the Toyota Corolla from the Kumasi direction allegedly undertook a wrong overtaking and attempted to drive pass a stationary cargo truck in the middle of the road to the lane of oncoming vehicles .

The Toyota Corolla collided head-on with the Pathfinder, according to Isaac Okyere alias Psyco, Assembly member for Anyinasin.

He said the Toyota Hiace with passengers aboard which was following closely also crashed and somersaulted multiples times.

Three male and two female passengers in the Toyota Hiace died instantly while others including occupants of the two private vehicles sustained life threatening injuries.

Police officer from Kyebi MTTD with support of residents of Anyinasin Community extricated the victims and rushed them to hospitals.

Efforts were ongoing to tow the accident vehicle and the stationary cargo truck from the road.

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