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24.10.2008 Politics

Bawumia's Convoy In Accident

By Daily Guide

Reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicate that reporters from Accra and Takoradi covering Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's four-day campaign tour of the Western Region narrowly escaped death when the vehicle on which they were travelling got involved in an accident yesterday.

Two of the journalists told DAILY GUIDE in a telephone interview that the six journalists on board the vehicle and the driver mysteriously escaped unhurt and were treated and discharged at the St. John of God Catholic Hospital at Sefwi-Asafo.

Those on board the Land Cruiser with registration number GT 1609 V being driven by Frank Owusu were Emmanuel Opoku of the Takoradi office of DAILY GUIDE, Nana Asamoah Sarpong of Kyzz FM in Takoradi, Kweku Antwi of Skyy TV in Takoradi, Patrick Arthur and Tony Sassah of Metro TV in Takoradi and Ms Adisa Lansah, an Accra-based journalist and a member of Dr. Bawumia's Communication Team.

The driver of the Land Cruiser which was the last but one vehicle in the convoy was believed to have been blinded by the dust generated by the vehicles ahead.

As a result he nearly hit the rear of the vehicle in front of him and in an attempt to swerve he skidded off the road, causing the vehicle to somersault and subsequently land into a ditch with its tyres facing upwards.

The windscreen got smashed and other parts got damaged but the six reporters including the driver mysteriously escaped unhurt. Those in the vehicle of Stephen Ntim, a leading member of the NPP, which was behind, stopped and took the reporters and the driver to the St. John of God Catholic Hospital at Sefwi-Asafo where they were treated and discharged.

From Sam Mark Essien, Takoradi