At least three persons died on the spot when a Mercedez Benz crashed into a broken down Tipper Truck at Ntensere, near Abuakwa in Kumasi , police have confirmed.
Eight others who sustained injuries in Friday’s accident are currently receiving medical attention at the Mount Sinai Hospital.
One person who is said to be in critical condition has been referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
2,300 deaths in road crashes recorded so far in 2021
Meanwhile about 2,380 lives have been lost to road crashes alone between January and October 2021, the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has said.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘National Stay Alive’ campaign by the NSRA in Accra, the director general of the NRSA, May Obiri-Yeboah, urged all Ghanaians to collaborate with the authority to fight against the menace.
“Just between January and October this year, over 2300 and 12,800 people have been killed and injured respectively on our roads.
“The crashes we register everyday are not only reckoned in losses of lives, behind the staggering figures lies a family that has descended into abject poverty, a community burdened by dependents and a nation deprive of its valuable human resource,” Obiri-Yeboah said.
The campaign is an initiative that seeks to educate the public on the need to adhere to road traffic regulations.
The crashes recorded are a 9.54% increment from last year’s record.
The four regions with the highest record of crashes are Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, and Tema regions in descending order.
Total number of people who lost their lives due to road crashes is 2,380 with 81.9% being males and the remaining 18.1% being females.