E/R: Family Of 3 Die After Car Plunges Into River At Enyiresi.
Three (3) persons believed to be relatives have drowned in a river after a vehicle they were aboard crashed into a river in attempt to avoid head-on collision at Enyiresi stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway in Eastern region.
The driver of the accident vehicle -a Hyundai Sonata with registration number GS 7776 – 19 reportedly lost control of the steering wheel, somersaulted and plunged into a nearby stream while attempting to give way to an on coming Sprinter bus, which was overtaking another vehicle.
All three (3) occupants of the Hyundai vehicle made up of two female and a male drowned instantly.
A joint rescue team of Police and fire Service went to the scene to pull the car from the river .
The bodies were retrieved and deposited at the morgue pending identification.
This week as been bloody on the roads in Eastern region due to multiple fatal crashes recorded.
Two persons died in a fatal crash involving a Commercial Hyundai Vehicle and Articulated Truck at Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway in Eastern region.
Many other passengers aboard the Hyundai Vehicle were seriously injured and rushed to nearby Asafo Health center wnd Suhum government hospital.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by Police.
The crash occurred on 16th of May 2023 at about 7:am near waterworks junction area in Adukrom.
According to an eyewitness the tricycle locally known as “Aboboya” was loaded with concrete land demarcation pillars descending from Adukrom towards Aseseeso but reportedly failed break colliding with Kia truck with registration number GE 7984 coming from the opposite direction.
The two persons aboard the tricycle died instantly but the rider died upon arrival at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital where eight other victims were rushed to for emergency care.
Assembly member for Adukrom- Methodist electoral area Hon Ebenezer Obiri Asare, explained that a total of twelve(12) victims were involved .
Five (5) were in the tricycle while seven (7) were in the Kia truck.