Four persons met their untimely death in an accident yesterday at Anoff in the Nsawam Adoagyri Municipality of the Eastern Region.
The four, all men, were onboard a taxi cab with registration number GR 7277- 09 when a tipper truck with registration number GN 7830-16 run over them. It is unclear what might have caused the deadly accident.
However, unconfirmed reports states that the driver of the truck was engaged in a phone conversation whiles driving when he lost control of the wheel.
He veered into the lane of the taxi cab which was heading from Adeiso to Nsawam, crashing all passengers onboard to death in the process.
The truck driver is reported to have bolted after the incident. Meanwhile, the police has arrested one person who was in the truck at the time of the incident and is currently assisting them in investigations.
Narrating the incident, the Nsawam Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Marian Adu- Osei on Citi News said “The taxi driver saw the tipper truck coming and thinking that the road is narrow for both to pass through, the taxi driver stopped for the truck to go, however, the tipper truck came all the way and veered to where the taxi driver had parked and just run over the four persons.
We arrested one person who we believe he was with the driver. He is currently in our custody assisting us to get the driver.”
The body of the deceased persons has been deposited at the Nsawam government hospital for autopsy.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum