Two persons (a male and a female), last night lost their lives on the Vodafone highway in Takoradi after a cocoa container truck fell on a Daewoo Matiz car the victims drove.
The truck is said to have been carrying cocoa and was heading towards the Takoradi Habour for export, but the container came off the truck which fell on the two occupants in the Daewoo Matiz on the highway.
According to reports, the two occupants of the Daewoo Matiz got traped in their vehicle and at the time the Fire Service and Road Safety Recovery truck got to the scene; both had already lost their lives.
The Western Regional Police MTTD Commander, Chief Superintendent Richard Appiah confirming the incident to the media said, the fatal accident happened after 9 pm on Friday, November 27, 2020.
He said, information gathered shows that, the driver of the truck carrying the cocoa container veered off his lane and climbed to the median lane where the saloon car of the victims was.
He added that the bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Government Hospital morgue pending autopsy while the driver of the truck, Emmanuel Kwaku have also been arrested and in police custody
“At 9:20 pm, suspect driver, Eric Pamford Peters, aged 30, now deceased, was in a Daewoo Matiz private car with registration number WR 1049 – 19. He was driving from Paa Grant roundabout towards Kwame Nkrumah roundabout with one Ama Amponsah, aged 27, now deceased, on board.”
“On reaching the Vodafone intersection, a Daf articulator with registration number GT 5953 – 20 also from the opposite direction, driven by Adu Emmanuel Kweku, aged 32 with a 40 footer container loaded with cocoa veered off his lane and climbed the median to the lane of the Matiz.
“The container detached from the truck and fell on the Matiz crushing it. Those in the Matiz were trapped in the car but with the help of Fire Service and Road safety recovery truck, they were removed and bodies deposited at Effia Nkwanta Government hospital morgue pending autopsy,” he said.
Chief Superintendent Richard Appiah said the vehicles have since been towed to the Regional Police MTTD yard in Sekondi pending testing.
Chief Superintendent Richard Appiah noted that, his outfit and himself will update the media with any new information they discover on the incident as and when it gets to them.
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