One-year-old, others die in Nsawam-Adeiso road crash


A Tuesday morning accident on the Nsawam-Adeiso road in the Eastern Region has claimed the lives of three persons including a one-year-old boy.

The incident occured just before 7:30am, according to Police in the Eastern Region.

Emergency services were called to the scene and saw two mangled vehicles at Anoff, a community on the Nsawam-Adeiso stretch causing heavy vehicular traffic.

Police were later told that one of the vehicles, a Toyota Hiance with registration number GE 4369-11— which was heading towards Abirem from Accra —overtook an unidentified vehicle and collided head-on with a tipper truck with registration number GT 9928-20 on the opposite direction.

Police Spokesperson, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said that the impact pushed  another Toyota Hiance with registration number GE 4349-11 being driven by Samuel Cabo, 41, which was behind the tipper truck with 10 occupants and plunged into a gutter at the offside edge of the road, injuring all two drivers and the occupants of their vehicles.

DSP Tetteh said the victims, including the suspect drivers, were rushed to the Nsawam Government Hospital and Adeiso Health Center for medical attention.

However, the driver in charge of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number GE 4369-11, an unidentified male and the one-year-old boy on board his vehicle were pronounced dead on arrival at the Nsawam Government Hospital.

The bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital for identification, preservation and autopsy, whilst two adult females and one adult male yet to be identified had been referred to Korle- Bu Teaching hospital for intensive care.

Other victims are responding to treatment.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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