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General News of Thursday, 5 January 2012

Source: GNA

Member of Parliament escapes death

Adugyama (Ash), Jan. 5, GNA – Mr Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East, escaped death on Monday, January 2, when his car got involved in a crash at Adugyama in Ahafo-Ano North District of Ashanti Region.

The MP was travelling in his Mercedes Benz saloon car to Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital to attend an official meeting when the accident occurred around 1545 hours.

Narrating the incident to the Ghana News Agency at his residence in Sunyani on Thursday, Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh said he had received an official message from Parliament to attend a committee meeting in Koforidua.

He said when he reached Adugyama a truck loaded with sachet water veered into his lane.

“I could not do anything at the spot due to the situation and I was compelled to hit the backside of the truck to avoid a fatal accident”, he added. In the process, the front side of the car got damaged.

Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh said the accident attracted many people to the scene “who initially suspected that I was dead,” causing a heavy traffic jam.

He said though he sustained minor injuries at his back and shoulders, he was able to report the accident at Mankranso Police Station.

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