Three reported injured and one dead in multiple accidents

One person died on the spot when the Mercedes Benz Saloon car he was driving crashed head-on with a Mercedes Benz cargo truck, at the CP section of the Elmina-Takoradi Highway, on Saturday night .


Three persons were also injured in a related accident.


The deceased, identified as Captain Maxwell Afful, a Naval Officer, 55, was said to be travelling from Mankessim to Takoradi around 2200 hours.

Superintendent Godfred Asare, the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Police Commander, told the GNA that the deceased on reaching the spot tried to turn to a nearby washing bay but crashed into the truck, with registration number WR 831 P, which was carrying copra, and was travelling from the Western Region to Nigeria.

He said the Police, with the support of the Elmina Fire Service, had a hectic time removing the body from the mangled saloon car.

The Truck, which fell on its side in the middle of the road at the accident spot, caused both vehicular and human traffic as the way was diverted and also, a lot of residents trooped to the place to catch a glimpse.

Whilst the traffic was being controlled by the police, another Mercedes Benz Cargo truck, carrying beams and scraps, and travelling from the Takoradi direction, was signaled to slow down but the driver failed to stop.

However, on seeing the accident truck in the middle of the road it veered off and crashed into a stationary taxi cab on the shoulder of the road, he said.

It somersaulted and hit another taxi cab with two passengers on board, which was in a curve awaiting direction from the Police, injuring the three in the process.

Supt Asare said the taxi driver was on admission at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), while the two passengers had been treated and discharged.

The body of the Captain has been deposited at the CCTH.


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