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03.05.2012 General News

Bloody Crash At HIPC Junction

By Daily Guide
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There was a second fatal accident on Tuesday in Accra, following one involving an articulated truck which killed a driver and his mate at Mallam Junction.

A Renault mini bus with registration number GW 5542-12 somersaulted close to the residence of former President John Kufuor, in the general area of the Villagio buildings, claiming a life.

The accident, besides claiming a life, left victims with broken limbs, cuts and serious bruises as evidenced in the case of a female passenger who had part of the skin on her head almost peeled off and exposing her skull, according to a Myjoyonline report monitored by DAILY GUIDE .

Twelve people were affected in the Tuesday evening gory accident.

According to the report, the commercial bus was heading towards the 37 Military Hospital from Madina when a Pontiac Vibe saloon car with registration number GT 6257-12 crossed its path, resulting in the commercial vehicle driver losing control and the vehicle subsequently somersaulting.

Rescuers got busy assisting the trapped passengers in the commercial vehicle through the driver's side.

The Pontiac car driven by a young man, according to the report, skidded off the road after the impact on the car and bursting its tyre.

The driver of the Pontiac was said to have shown no remorse for his obvious recklessness and did not care about the victims of the accident.

He sped off the accident scene in the company of his lady friend after getting his burst tyre fixed with the help of his friends, as frantic efforts were being made to contact the police.

The only policeman on duty at the time some eyewitnesses turned up at the place to report the matter, with pictures, said he had closed at about 8.30pm and could not take their statements.

'After looking at the pictures, he asked us to wait for the police officer on night duty to take our statement and see what he or she can do,' one of the eyewitnesses, visibly aggrieved and disappointed, told Myjoyonline , and snapped, 'if the police station cannot help us in time of need, then it should be turned into a poultry farm - it would be more profitable'.

'The driver of the Pontiac Vibe should be arrested to face the full rigours of the law,' another eyewitness remarked.


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