Three persons have been confirmed dead, and 10 others are in a critical condition, after a vehicle they were traveling in from Accra to Koforidua collided with a Kumasi-Accra bound vehicle at Kyekyere, a village close to Suhum in the Eastern Region on Monday evening.
The three, yet to be identified, died on the spot, while the ten are at the Suhum Government Hospital receiving treatment.
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to Citi News stated that, the accident could have been avoided if the drivers had exercised a little restraint.
“Yesterday [Monday] at about 8:00 in the evening, a suspect driver, Osei Asante, was in charge of a Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number ER 1058-16 from Kasoa to Koforidua, with passengers on board, and upon reaching a village called Kyekyewere near Suhum, he tried overtaking a leading vehicle and in the process his car veered onto the opposite lane and crashed into the passenger side of a Sprinter bus with registration number AW 1329-14, which also had passengers on board, and was heading to Accra from Kumasi” ASP Ebenezer Tetteh added.
ASP Ebenezer Tetteh added that, the police “have begun investigations to ascertain all the facts, and efforts are being made to tow the accident vehicles to the station to assist investigations.”
He also advised passengers to call drivers to order when they over-speed and flout driving regulations.