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16.06.2021 Social News

STC bus ran into faulty truck; 2 dead with others injured

STC bus ran into faulty truck; 2 dead with others injured
LISTEN JUN 16, 2021

Two have died after an Intercity STC bus ran into a faulty articulated truck on the Accra-Kumasi Highway in the early hours of Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

The Suhum Police Command in a statement reported that “a 45-year-old driver, Abdul Raman Haruna, was driving a MAN Diesel Articulated truck with registration number GC-7150-11 from the Kumasi direction towards Accra. On reaching a section of the road at Akim Asafo about 12:00 am, the truck developed a mechanical fault. The suspect driver abandoned the truck on the road without informing the nearest Police station.”

“At about 2:30 am on the same day, suspect driver, Victor Quest, aged about 60 years, was driving an Intercity STC Scania Marcopolo bus with registration number GE-8136-16 with passengers on board from Kumasi direction towards Accra ran into the faulty truck. The driver, Victor Quest, and his second driver Joshua Tay died on the spot.”

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The bodies were removed from the bus and deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The injured passengers including the Police escort No. 46031 G/Cpl Felix Appiah was rushed to Kibi Government Hospital Hospital for treatment.

The accident vehicles were later towed from the road to a safer place for free flow of traffic.

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---citinewsroom

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