A young man in his mid-30s has tragically lost his life after being hit by a speeding V8 vehicle on Sunday, April 30, 2023. The incident occurred at Ganguyili near Bimbilla in the Northern Region, and the victim was reportedly standing by the roadside when he was hit by the speeding car. Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the driver of the car lost control, leading to the accident.
The young man died on the spot, causing residents to become agitated and attempt to set the car on fire. Fortunately, the police intervened, preventing further escalation of the situation. The victim was reportedly returning home from a funeral he had attended in the community.
The incident has once again highlighted the dangers of speeding and reckless driving on Ghana’s roads. According to eyewitnesses, drivers and motorbikes often travel at high speeds even when approaching communities along the road, which is a major cause of numerous accidents on the stretch.
Residents of the area have called on the government to take action to ensure road safety. They are appealing for the construction of speed rumps on the road, particularly in the communities along the stretch, to ensure that drivers reduce their speed when approaching a community.
The victim’s father, Alhassan Abdulai, who witnessed the incident, urged residents not to retaliate and to trust in God’s judgment. He acknowledged that the Almighty Allah does as He pleases, and therefore called for calm and restraint.
For the most part, accidents like this serve as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for stricter enforcement of traffic laws. We must all work together to ensure that our roads are safe and free from preventable accidents.
Source: Ghana Guardian