Four females and two males have been confirmed died with several others in a critical state following an accident at Bushu in the Ahanta West District of the Western region on Tuesday morning after a mini-bus ran into a defective heavy-duty truck.
The truck, a Man Diesel with registration number GT 6620-B which was heading to Takoradi from Tarkwa, had one of its shafts detached upon reaching Biahu, but the driver managed to control the vehicle to safety and off the road, according to the police.
In an attempt to pick the detached part by the driver’s mate, the mini-bus with registration number WR 1607-18 and the inscription Christ Asomdwee Nka-Ho traveling with passengers to Takoradi was on top speed and closer.
The Mini-bus driver, in an attempt to avoid the detached shaft lying in the middle of the road, crashed head-on into the back of the stationary truck resulting in the casualties.
James Safo, who was handling the mini bus survived together with other 12 who have been sent to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Referral Hospital and the Kwesimintsim District Hospital in the Twin-City of Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis and Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality respectively.