One person died on the spot with 11 others sustaining various degrees of injury when a Hyundai Grace Urvan bus on which they were travelling, crashed into the passenger side of a Mercedes Benz Mini Bus at Ankakor in the Central Region on Monday morning.
Identified as 45-year-old Kwaw Okai, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Twifo Praso Hospital Morge while the casualties are receiving treatment at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
In an interview with GNA, the Central Regional Chairman of the National Road Safety Commission, Mr. Stephen Anokye said the accident which occurred around 5:00 am, was caused by over-speeding on the part of the urvan bus driver.
He said the 33-seater Hyundai Grace urvan bus, was travelling from Atobiase to Cape Coast, while the Mercedes Benz Mini Bus, belonging to the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP), was on its way to Twifo Praso after it had undergone repairs in Cape Coast.He said around a curve between Ankakor and Mfuom, the driver of the urvan bus who was over-speeding lost control and crossed into the lane of the Mercedes Benz, crashing onto its passenger’s side.
Mr. Anokye said parts of the urvan bus had to be cut off, in order to rescue some of the trapped passengers.