One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a deadly collision on the Accra-Tema highway.
An eyewitness reported seeing a Tema-bound fuel tanker fall off the road and smash with one of the outdated toll booths at the Accra end.
Some witnesses who hurried to the site after hearing the crash reported the truck driver, who received injuries, was brought to the hospital, while his friend perished on the spot.
According to Citi News, police and fire workers are on the site, keeping the route safe.
The wrecked truck was hauled away.
Narrating the incident to Citi News, one of the eyewitnesses said, “We heard a noise around 5 am, when we came out, we saw a truck carrying some chemicals to Tema. The driver sustained serious injuries. We managed to move him out and he was taken to the hospital.
“The mate was trapped and dead in the truck. We had to call the Fire Service to come and cut the parts of the truck. It seems he went out of his lane and hit the toll booth. Maybe he was sleeping, if not this wouldn’t have happened.”
Another also said, “The driver was speeding. So we are pleading. The toll that was closed never favoured Ghanaians. Compare when the toll booth was in operation and now that it has been closed, and compare the accidents that have been recorded. The accidents have become rampant. So the government should do something about it.
“The closed toll booth never favoured us. If they are going to reopen it, they should make it efficient, because the place is closed, drivers go full speed, but if it’s in operation, they will kill their speed before they reach the payment point.”