Two Police Officers Killed, 15 Injured In Accident

Two Police officers are reported dead after the vehicle on which they were travelling on got involved in an accident near Winneba Junction on Saturday. One died on the spot whiles the other died on arrival at the Winneba Municipal Government Hospital. The Winneba Municipal Police Commander of the Moro Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service, assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) John Paul Akonde confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview on Sunday. The identities of the dead were not given, but it includes the driver and a female police officer, whilst a total of fifteen Police Officers also got injured. According ASP Akonde, a police convoy of three vehicles was returning from the wedding of a colleague at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region to Accra when the accident occurred. The Police Vehicle on which the two officers were travelling on collided head-on with a Toyota Camry vehicle coming from the opposite direction of the road, he said. The Winneba MTTD Commander said five Police Officers, who were in critical condition, have been referred to the Police Hospital in Accra for further treatment. According to ASP Akonde six other Officers, who sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged at the hospital on Saturday. He said three officers, a female and two males are on admission at the Hospital responding to treatment. ASP Akonde said the driver of the Toyota Camry is also on admission at the Winneba Trauma and Specialized Hospital and was responding to treatment. He said the bodies of the two Police officers have been deposited at the Winneba Municipal Hospital Morgue awaiting autopsy.