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15.01.2020 General News

Tuesday Accident: I Wasn't Overtaking - Surviving Driver

By News Desk
The two buses were involved in a head-on collision at the Dompoase junction.
LISTEN JAN 15, 2020
The two buses were involved in a head-on collision at the Dompoase junction.

The driver of the Yutong bus which collided with another bus on the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway says he was not overtaking, as earlier believed.

According to the police report, the Yutong bus travelling from Accra to Takoradi tried to overtake a vehicle in front of it and ended up running into the oncoming Hyundai bus travelling from Takoradi to Accra.

However, the unnamed Yutong bus driver, who is receiving treatment at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, said the police report is inaccurate.

In his version of how the accident occurred; he was using the second gear in driving.

But there was an articulated truck that appeared broken down in the middle of the road. And so he wanted to veer off and in the process of doing so, collided head-on with the Hyundai bus

Thirty-four people died with many others injured in the accident the crash which happened at 12:15 am Tuesday, at Dompose.

According to the police, 29 people died on the spot while five others died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

Speaking to Joy News’ reporter, Kwadwo Nyarko, t he police have suggested that they are going to subject all of these narratives into their discussions as part of investigations.