A KIA Rhino and a Ford bus were involved in a traffic collision before daybreak on Thursday in the Ashanti area, which resulted in one fatality and five badly injured individuals.
The Kumawu-Kumasi bound bus driver, only known as “Qualify,” passed away at the Ejisu Government Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Center after being transported there along with his helper, who was reportedly his son, in a severe condition.
On Thursday, August 31, 2023, a Ford bus with the license plate AS 4659-20 traveling in the Accra-Kumasi route collided with a defective, halted KIA Rhino truck.
Abdul Rahman Salifu, the driver of the truck with the license plate GE 4136-13, who is presently being held by police, was repairing a broken long shaft a few meters from a part of the road just before the start of the dual carriage lanes.
Alhassan Salifu, Salifu’s helper, told Joynews that at around 5:17 a.m., the accident took place when he was directing traffic after their truck broke down.
Alhassan described the impact’s frighteningly loud loudness.
Injuries to the head, waist, and other parts of the victims’ bodies included fractures.
The landscape was littered with Ford bus seats, plantains, tomatoes, oil palm, and other farm products.
The Ejisu Police’s Motor, Traffic, and Transport Department arrived on the scene quickly and assisted in getting the injured, who were primarily traders thought to be traveling to the Ejisu Market, to the hospital.
Upon learning of the disaster, market ladies and victims’ relatives flocked to the Ejisu Government Hospital to show their support for the victims.
Since then, police have oversaw the cars’ removal from the area, allowing traffic to move freely.