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General News of Saturday, 22 July 2017


Another stationary car causes near fatality

The driver of a Ford Focus car crashed into a disabled truck at Asemasa on the Beposo road in the Western Region in the early hours of the morning.
According to the Ghana Police MTTU, Ano Simon, a Togolese national was driving from Lome in the Republic of Togo to Abidjan when the incident happened.

On reaching Asemasa near Beposo, he crashed into the back of a Scania articulated truck (WR 4195-12), which had broken down and was left in the middle of the road. The driver who was seriously injured was rushed to the Benedict hospital at Inchaban, where he was admitted, in a critical condition. The truck driver, Appah Reynolds, is currently in police custody, according to Supt. Richard Appiah of the MTTU in Sekondi.

It will be recalled that the postponement of the National Towing Service has brought to the fort, the incidences of constant loss of lives and near-fatal accidents reported as a result of broken down, abandoned and disabled cars on major travelling routes across the country.

According statistics from the National Road Safety Commission, 21-25 percent of these crashes result in fatalities and the economic loss of livelihoods of innocent people annually.

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