Faulty Traffic Light Kills Two in Koforidua

Two people, a three year old and a driver, identified as isaac Amoah, have died after a car rammed into their car, due to malfunctioning of the traffic light.

Two others, including the mother of the deceased child, survived the accident, but sustained various degree of injuries, thus receiving treatment at the Regional Government hospital.

The driver of Chevrolet car with registration number, ER 608-17, was driving from Adweso direction into Koforidua Township and had failed to slowdown upon reaching the non- functioning traffic light at gallaway junction.

The registration number of the taxi cab he rammed into is GW2958Y, which was carrying three passengers, including the mother of the deceased heading to korle-nkwanta.

The deceased flung out of the car onto the ground and suffered a head injury and the driver also hit the head on a rock near the roadside, due to the speed and severity of the accident.

Christian Frimpong, a witness and a passenger, who survived the accident, blamed the driver of the Chevrolet car for driving carelessly, while drivers in Koforidua, have lashed out at the city authorities and National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) for not addressing the issue of malfunctioning of traffic lights in the municipality.

The drivers lamented that for about 10years now, traffic lights in the municipality, have not been working well, with authorities turning a blind eye.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), has commenced investigation into the incidents.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue.

Source: kasapafmonline.com.



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