Driver Punished For Careless And Inconsiderate Driving
Tarkwa (W/R), Sept. 5, GNA - A Tarkwa Circuit Court has fined a 34 year-old driver, Kwasi Gyan GH¢1,800.00 for causing harm, careless and inconsiderate driving.
Gyan, who pleaded guilty to the charge, would in default serve 36 months imprisonment.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman told the court that on November 5, last year, at about 1130 hrs, Gyan was driving a Nissan caravan mini bus with registration number AW 5790-14 from Sefwi Bekwai with 15 passengers on board towards Asankrangwa.
She said on reaching a spot shortly after Beposo town, the convict lost control of the vehicle, which somersaulted in the process David Agbeko, 38, Kofi Gyetuah, 39, Kwame Antwi, 73, and Margaret Bio, 60, died on the spot.
Chief Inspector Anaman said eleven others including the convict sustained injuries and were rushed to the Green Shield Hospital at Sefwi Bekwai for treatment.
She said all the victims were treated and discharged the same day.
The Prosecution said investigations revealed the cause of deaths as severe head injuries, chest and hemorrhagic shock.