A Nissan Patrol vehicle accidentally ran over a one-and-half-year-old baby girl at Afienya in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region last Saturday, killing her on the spot.
The driver, whose name the Afienya Police withheld, was driving the Nissan Patrol with registration number GT 258 C from Tema to a funeral at Asebi, near Doryumu in the same district.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver, in the company of six other passengers who were all clad in mourning cloth, stopped few metres after the Afienya Police Station to buy sachet water from Mamie, the mother of the deceased.
The eyewitnesses said Mamie, who sells sachet water by the roadside, in a hurry to sell the water to the travelling passengers, left her daughter Linda crawling on the ground.
After they had finished buying the Water, the driver moved the car, but unknown to the driver, Linda had crawled under the car and was run over by one of the tyres, killing her on the spot.
The driver and passengers quickly reported themselves to the Afienya Police, where the driver was later detained.
Scores of residents who thronged the scene could not help but sob bitterly for the death of the baby girl while others blamed the mother for negligence.
Policemen on duty at the Afienya confirmed the news but were reluctant to disclose the name of the driver.
Source: The Finder
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