Nine people were killed on Saturday in a gory motor accident at Dominase along the Elmina Takoradi Highway.
According to the Elmina District Police, the accident occurred as a result of a reckless overtaking by the driver of a Toyota Corolla Saloon car.
ATL FM News gathers on Saturday June 9 at about 1:30pm, the driver of a Toyota Corolla Saloon private Car with registration number, WR 452-12 and currently on the run was driving towards Takoradi from Cape Coast.
Upon reaching the stretch of the road at Dominase, he recklessly over took a leading Toyota Hiace bus driven by one Kojo Okyere Badu aged 44 now deceased in a curve. In the process, the Elmina District Police say, the bus grazed an oncoming DAF Flat Body Articulated Truck loaded with Portland cement from Takoradi enroute to Tema. The impact caused the truck to veer to the shoulder of the road but in an attempt to recover, the driver lost control and moved into the opposite lane, colliding head on with another Toyota Hiace mini bus.
The truck driver, his mate and six other occupants of the Toyota Hiace mini bus died as a result.
Other victims of the accident are receiving treatment at the UCC and Cape Teaching Hospitals.
The remains of the deceased have also been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Martin Kwaku Ntiamoah aged 47 and a trader has reported himself to the Elmina District Police.
According to him, he was in the car with his seven year old daughter when the accident occurred and they were taken to a hospital at Daboase by a good Samaritan to seek treatment.
The PRO of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Serwaa Oppong told ATL FM News the driver complained of chest pains and is seeking further treatment while investigations continue.
By: ATL FM News