Apam Junction Accident: Ford Driver Arrested For Causing Death of 15 Persons

The driver of the Ford vehicle whose careless driving led to a fatal accident that led to the death of fourteen people on the Apam Junction-Winneba Highway on Sunday has been arrested.


Apam Police Commander, ASP Cephas Adjeani who disclosed this on Adom FM’s Morning Show, “Dwaso Nsem” Monday, said the driver of the Ford bus escaped from the scene of the accident which occurred at 16:15 GMT on Sunday at Gomoa Mprumeim was later arrested at Mowire Junction.

The accident involved a sprinter bus and an articulated truck with registration number, GE 3282-X which was traveling from Accra towards the Cape Coast end of the main Accra- Takoradi highway.

The 14 people made up of 12 females and two males were among the passengers on board the sprinter bus with registration number GM 1129-16 which was heading towards Accra from the Cape Coast end of the road.

The bodies have been deposited at the Central Regional hospital morgue.

The accident is said to have happened when the driver of the articulated truck lost control of the steering wheel thereby veering into the lane of the oncoming sprinter bus resulting in a head-on collision.

It took the police and the fire service several hours to get the passengers out of the mini bus as they got trapped in there after the car had tumbled several times.

ASP Cephas Adjeani said one person who was receiving treatment at Apam hospital has been confirmed dead bringing the death toll to 15.

Eleven people he noted are in critical condition at the Apam and Winneba Government hospitals.

He said investigations have begun to ascertain the cause of the accident.

ASP Cephas Adjeani therefore called on road users to observe traffic regulations to help end the numerous accidents in the region.

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source: Ghana/Adomonline.com/Dorcas Abedu- Kennedy