Four perish in accident on Cape Coast – Takoradi road

Four persons including a one-year-old girl lost their lives when the VIP Yutong Bus on which they were travelling was involved in an accident on the Cape Coast Takoradi road Thursday morning.

The bus collided with an articulated truck in a curve at Aduagyei near Atabadze in the Central Region.

The deceased include two men and a woman all of whom are yet to be identified.

Three out of the 43 injured persons are in a very critical condition and are receiving treatment at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

According to the police, the accident occurred at about 7.30 am.

The articulated truck with registration number BA 438-09 and the Yutong bus with registration number GR 4844-13 were said to have come close to each other whilst negotiating the curve at Aduagyei.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Godfred Asare in charge of The Komenda-Edina-Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) District Police Command, the two vehicles came close to each other in the middle of road.

He told GraphicOnline that the impact of the clash forced the Yutong bus to skid off the road into a ditch.

He said the driver of the articulated truck who failed to stop after the accident was pursued and has been arrested by the Elmina police.

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