The fatal accident that occurred on the Kumasi-Accra road on Sunday October 3 was because the driver of the Cargo Truck drove without due care, the Police have said.
13 people died while 11 were injured in the accident.
The Police situational report said “On 03/10/2021 at about 10.50pm, suspect driver Bayiblisi Madewe aged 38 years was incharge DAF XF truck with registration No. AC 179- 21 loaded with about 600 bags of fresh pepper from Kumasi to Accra.
“On reaching a section of the road at Ohene Nkwanta in a sharp curve on the Konongo- Kumasi highway, he was driving without due care and attention and as a result ran into the rear portion of Man diesel articulator truck No.GW 3569- 13 driven by lddrisu Seidu which was ahead of him on same direction and in the process veered off into the opposite lane and subsequently crashed into the offside portion of an oncoming OA Hyundai commercial bus No. GT 5597-19 driven by Kyere James with passengers on board from Accra towards WA.
“Some of the passengers on board the bus sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Konongo- Odumasi government hospital for treatment whilst nine( 9 )males four (4) females died on the spot.
“Body of deceased were photograph, removed and deposited at Steward hospital morgue, Yawkwei for identification and autopsy. Accident vehicles were removed from the scene of accident to safer place for testing. No.48757 G/Cpl Ofori Amanfo incharge case.”