[ 2012-07-14 ]
Another Accident On George Bush Highway
Commuters and motorists in and around the George
Walker Bush Motorway in Accra, have expressed
concern over the rampant motor accidents that
occur on the road.
The latest of the string of accidents occurred
when a Togo-bound DAF truck with registration
number 0115 AD, carrying goods from Elubo in the
Western Region, collided with a Spinter bus with
registration number GR 5692-12 around 4:30 am
There were no casualties but the drivers of the
two vehicles have been detained and are assisting
the Tesano Police with investigations.
There was serious traffic congestion along the
motorway, particularly for vehicles heading into
Lapaz from Kasoa because the road had to be
cordoned off following the accident, while scores
of people continued to mass up to satisfy their
The Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU)
Commander of the Tesano Police Station, DSP Ernest
Acheampong, who confirmed the accident to
graphic.com.gh, said the mishap could have been
avoided if the Spinter which was trying to
negotiate a U-turn had given way to the on-coming
truck before negotiating the curve.
He said his outfit would intensify investigations
into the matter.
About two-weeks ago 15 vehicles including two
trucks were involved in a pile-up on the George
Walker Bush Motorway.
The accident occurred when the driver of a DAF
truck with registration number GT 3747 J lost
control of his vehicle as a result of a brake
failure and rammed into a number of vehicles ahead
of him on the Kwashieman-Mallam stretch of the
Although no death was recorded, some drivers and
passengers sustained various degrees of injury.
The driver of the fully loaded DAF truck and
another occupant immediately fled the accident
scene to avoid being lynched.
DSP Acheampong, has meanwhile, called on the
public who had long abandoned their vehicles at
the police station to come for them or risk losing
Source - Daily Graphic
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