Three persons have been confirmed dead by the Police at Teacher Mante in the Eastern Region after a KIA bus with 31 passengers on board crashed into an articulator truck at Beposo near Teacher Mante along the Suhum-Nsawam Highway.
According to a statement released by the Police, the driver of the KIA bus was attempting to overtake a vehicle ahead of him and in the process, crashed into the articulator truck coming from the opposite direction.
The remaining occupants of both vehicles, who sustained varying degrees of injuries, were sent to the Suhum Government Hospital for treatment.
The statement further reveals that “efforts are being made to remove the mangled articulator truck which has blocked one side of the lane leading from Nsawam towards Suhum direction to pave way for the free flow of traffic.”
Read the full statement below:
“On 14/03/2020, about 0145 hours, Teacher Mante Police Post received a call indicating a fatal road accident. Police proceeded to the scene which occurred at a section of the road at Beposo near Teacher Mante along Suhum -Nsawam Highway involving a DAF articulator truck No. AE 1913 – 12 loaded with Agro Chemicals belonging to Bentronic company, Kumasi, being driven by Yahaya Idrisu with his two drivers’ mates and a KIA bus with 31 passengers on board travelling from Kumasi to Aflao.
It was revealed that the KIA bus driver yet to be identified, on reaching the aforementioned spot, was attempting to overtake a vehicle ahead of him. In the process, it crashed into the Agro-Chemical articulator truck coming from the opposite direction leaving three dead from the KIA bus. The remaining occupants of both vehicles who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital for treatment.
The KIA bus which ran into a ditch at the opposite lane landed on its offside body with the wheels facing the road. The National Fire Service from Suhum as well as the National Ambulance also from Suhum were in attendance for assistance.
Efforts are being made to remove the mangled articulator truck which had blocked one side of the lane leading from Nsawam towards Suhum direction to pave way for the free flow of traffic. You will be informed of any further development, please. No.8704 PW L/ Cpl Gifty i/c case.”
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