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01-Sep-2014  
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Twenty-one persons were killed in a fatal road crash involving three vehicles at Adansi on the Kumasi-Accra Highway on Sunday.

Fifteen (15) of them died on the spot and the remaining six, later at the Juaso and Konongo-Odumase Government Hospitals.

A four-month baby and nine others survived, but the condition of two people are said to be critical, and they have been sent to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The rest are reportedly out of danger and receiving medical treatment at the Juaso District Hospital.

The three vehicles involved in the accident were a Mercedes Benz Sprinter, a Toyota Hiace and a Toyota Coaster bus; and all the dead, according to eyewitnesses, were travelling on the Toyota Hiace mini-bus.

The driver of the Sprinter bus was alleged to be speeding and ran head-on into the Toyota mini-bus whilst he tried to overtake another vehicle ahead of him.

Eyewitnesses said there was such a huge impact that the mini-bus was lifted before crashing into the Coaster bus belonging to the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Legon, which was right behind it.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Sandow Latebu, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and said recklessness on the part of the sprinter driver was to blame.

He said initial investigations showed that the offending driver, speeding on a hilly section of the road suddenly saw a private car ahead of him and in an attempt to avoid hitting the rear overtook it, only to collide with the mini-bus.

The bodies had since been deposited at a private morgue at Yawkwei near Juaso for autopsy.
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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