Hit-And-Run Bus Kills Woman, 75, 2 Grand Kids

The police have mounted a search for a blue-black 207 commercial bus that allegedly hit a woman together with two children, killing them on the spot.

The driver of the commercial bus, believed to be carrying passengers, did not stop after hitting the victims.

The deceased have been identified as 75-year-old Adwoa Ode, grandmother of the two girls identified as Jessica Owusu Sekyere, a 10-year-old Class Three pupil and Jacklyne Owusu Sekyere, 8, a Class One pupil.

The children and their grandmother were returning from the funeral of their grandfather at Kodeabe.

Eyewitness account indicates that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Saturday.

The three victims were reportedly crossing the road at the Southern Command Gate on the main Teshie-Accra road when the vehicle hit them.

The eyewitness said the old woman was holding the hands of the two children while Jessica was holding a small ladies’ hand bag when they were crossing the road.

The driver of the vehicle was said to have been over-speeding.

The police have mounted a search for the driver of the bus which was heading for Accra.

The Teshie police responded to distress calls by some eye witnesses and went to the scene.

Briefing DAILY GUIDE, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, said the police found the bodies of the victims lying in the middle of the road.

At the scene, she said, the children were identified as the children of Staff Sergeant Owusu Sekyere of the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The police, she said, had since contacted Staff Sergeant Owusu Sekyere who later informed the police the old lady was his mother.

Meanwhile, the police has appealed to the public to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest of the driver of the 207 bus.

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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