Three persons have been confirmed dead in two separate gory accidents at Assin Fosu and Assin Asempanaye in the Assin Fosu municipality and Assin North district of the Central region.
Twelve other male victims who are said to be masons and labourers also sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the St. Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu.
Those who suffered severe injuries were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
Meanwhile, remains of two of the deceaseds whose names were given as Kwame and Yalley have been deposited at the same hospital morgue for preservation.
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The first accident according to reports gathered by Rich FM’s Adwoa Kwanimaa indicate the first accident occurred Monday, April 24, 2023, at about 6pm on the Cape Coast – Kumasi highway.
The driver, Joseph Obeng, 36, behind Isuzu Private Pickup with registration number WR-456-W with fourteen occupants travelling from Cape Coast direction towards Assin Juaso direction allegedly caused the accident through overtaking..
The driver according some passengers was overspeeding and attempted to overtake a vehicle ahead of it upon reaching a section of the road at the Assin Fosu township but lost steering wheel control of the vehicle, struck a metal guard mounted on the side of the road and somersaulted in the process.
Police upon hearing the news swiftly moved to the scene to ensure the road is cleared to enable traffic flow and further visited the victims at the hospital to ascertain first-hand information from the survivors.
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On the same day, a Renault tanker with Registration number WR-2116-22 carrying limestone and travelling from Takoradi towards the Kumasi stretch of the highway knocked down a pedestrian who was crossing the road at Assin Asempanaye near Assin Praso.
The deceased who has been identified as Emmanuel Obu, aged 32, died instantly after his head was crushed.
The deceased, according to his younger brother Stephen Asare, was paying a visit to his sick mother but got crashed by the tanker the moment he alighted from the vehicle he boarded.
The body has been deposited at the St. Francis Hospital while investigation commences.
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