Five people out of twelve occupants on-board a Hyundai mini van have died and seven remain hospitalized under different conditions in the latest incident of road rage on the Odumase – Asesewa road.
This follows a fatal crash involving the Hyundai mini van and a Cargo Truck loaded with timber close to Ayemersu on the Odumase-Asesewa road in the Lower Manya Krobo municipality in the Eastern region.
Five of the occupants who were in the Hyundai mini van with registration number GE 7742-11 sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead as confirmed by Atua Government Hospital.
The other seven occupants suffered potentially serious injuries and were rushed to the same hospital. Six out of the seven injured were said to be receiving treatment while the injuries of the other one remains life-threatening.
An eyewitness and station Master for Odumase GPRTU – Mr. Stephen Tetteh Kwao narrated his account of the accident to Rite news.
According to him, the occupants were on their way to a mortuary at Asesewa to pick the mortal remains of a deceased relative for its subsequent interment when it crashed with the Cargo Truck loaded with timber which was heading towards Odumase.
Administrator of the Atua Government Hospital, Mr. Samuel Ghartey who confirmed the accident to Rite News explained that his outfit was notified of the accident on Friday.
He maintains that while “six out of the seven injured are doing well, one remains in critical condition and has been referred to the Koforidua Government Hospital for further treatment.”
He bemoaned however that an ambulance was yet to arrive to convey the injured passenger to Koforidua.
The Odumase-Asesewa road is a hotbed of tragic accidents mostly occurring between passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Earlier in July, four persons including two women died on the spot when the vehicle on which they were travelling from Asesewa to Odumase was involved in a collision with a Mammut Truck conveying limestone from Odugblase.