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Police: Ebony Reigns' driver may face the law for 'careless and inconsiderate driving'

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According to the police, Pinehad, 29, the only surviving occupant of the Jeep may face the law if found guilty.

Pinehad Oko Chartey, the driver of the Jeep vehicle that was carrying Ebony Reigns and two other persons who lost their lives Thursday, February 8, may be charged with ‘careless and inconsiderate driving'.


According to the police, Pinehad, 29, the only surviving occupant of the Jeep may face the law if found guilty.

The police has pointed careless and inconsiderate driving as the cause of the accident and also stated that the suspect driver, Pinehad Chartey, is on police enquiry bail while investigations continue, Today Newspaper reports.

 

It narrated that Pinehad was driving the Jeep with registration number AS 497-16 from Sunyani to Accra with the three others on board, while suspect driver, Mohammed Abubakar, aged 48, was also driving a KIA Grand Bird (VIP) with registration number GT 3232-17 from Accra to Sunyani with a set of passengers on board.

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It said upon reaching a section of the road between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta, there was a heap of sand in the lane of the Jeep which was being used for road maintenance, and the driver in his bid to avoid running into the sand, swerved onto the opposite lane and grazed the nearside portion of the bus, plunging into the railings on the edge of the road.

 

While the three other occupants of the Jeep could not survive, all passengers aboard the VIP bus escaped unhurt.

 

Bodies of the deceased persons have since been deposited at the Bechem Government Hospital for preservation.