A fatal accident has claimed the lives of nine people at Asuboi near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway(N6).
The accident involved a Hyundai universe commercial bus with registration number AK 324-22.
The bus crashed head-on with an articulated truck parked off the road at Asuboi.
Preliminary investigations by the police indicate that the driver of the Hyundai bus was allegedly sleeping while driving.
According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the driver failed to observe traffic and in the process crashed into the forty footer container which fell partially onto the road killing eight passengers in the process.
“There is a fatal accident at Asuboi, near Suhum on the Accra-Kumasi Highway (N6), involving a Universe commercial bus and a stationary 40-footer-container loaded with wood in which 9 passengers have died and leading to the closure of the road”.
In the meantime, the police has put in place the following contingencies for effective crash scene management;
1. Suhum District MTTD Accident Prevention Squad (APS) have cordoned the scene and assisting motorists.
2. Emergency crew, including Road Safety Management Service Limited, are on-site assisting to remove the vehicle from the road to pave way for traffic flow.
Other passengers who got injured are currently receiving treatment at the Suhum government hospital.