Konongo accident: Cargo truck driver was careless – Police



A Police situational report says the ghastly accident that claimed the lives of some 13 people on the Kumasi-Accra Highway was caused by the driver of the cargo truck.

13 people perished in a an accident which occurred on the Sunday October 3.

The accident, which happened on 10:30 PM Sunday evening involved an Accra-Wa bound bus and a Cargo Truck at Konongo from Ashanti Region heading towards Accra.

Confirming the incident to pressmen, the MTTD Commander for Konongo in the Ashanti Region said the Accra-Wa bound bus was not full and that there were 26 passengers including the driver and his mate.

He explained that there was a truck ahead of the bus and in an attempt to overtake, it crashed into the other at the front part and both vehicles fell into a ditch, killing 13 people instantly.

In a new development, a Police situational report says the the driver of the cargo truck did not drive with care.

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Read full report below.

 “On 03/10/2021 at about 10.50pm, suspect driver Bayiblisi Madewe aged 38 years was incharge DAF XF truck with registration No. AC 179- 21 loaded with about 600 bags of fresh pepper from Kumasi to Accra.

“On reaching a section of the road at Ohene Nkwanta in a sharp curve on the Konongo- Kumasi highway, he was driving without due care and attention and as a result ran into the rear portion of Man diesel articulator truck No.GW 3569- 13 driven by lddrisu Seidu which was ahead of him on same direction and in the process veered off into the opposite lane and subsequently crashed into the offside portion of an oncoming OA Hyundai commercial bus No. GT 5597-19 driven by Kyere James with passengers on board from Accra towards WA.

“Some of the passengers on board the bus sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Konongo- Odumasi government hospital for treatment whilst nine( 9 )males four (4) females died on the spot.

“Body of deceased were photograph, removed and deposited at Steward hospital morgue, Yawkwei for identification and autopsy. Accident vehicles were removed from the scene of accident to safer place for testing. No.48757 G/Cpl Ofori Amanfo incharge case.”

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