BY: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Four persons have been killed in yet another road crash on the Asikuma-Peki stretch of the Eastern corridor road.
The fatal accident which occurred at Peki Avetile at about 12:15am on Monday involving a Mercedes Benz bus and a Renault Cargo truck also injured seven others.
According to a brief from the Volta Regional Police Public Affairs Unit, preliminary facts gathered indicated that a driver of a Renault Cargo truck with registration number GT 6915 and a passenger on board, loaded with bags of Cement, was traveling from Accra to Dambai. Upon reaching a section of the road, in front of the College of Education (GOVCO) at Peki Avetile, along the Asikuma-Kpeve highway, it collided head-on with a Mercedes Benz bus with registration number GR 1967 F which was carrying foodstuffs and passengers from Oti Region heading to Accra.
After the crash, the Benz bus landed in the middle of the road whilst the Renault truck veered off the highway into a minor road on its nearside and crushed into a container provision shop about 100 meters away, the police brief stated.
It further indicated that, four adults of the Mercedes Benz bus made up of three females and a male driver died on the spot. The bodies of the three females have been identified while efforts are underway to identify the deceased driver. Seven others including the driver in charge of the Renault Cargo truck sustained varied degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Government Hospital, Peki for medical attention.
The bodies of the deceased have also been deposited at the same hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy. The road has since been cleared to allow free flow of traffic.
Meanwhile, this accident adds to series of fatal crashes recorded on same stretch of road in last few months. One of which involved a Ford Transit bus and a motorbike, which killed six persons, including two police officers in February, 2022.