Two dead, nine in critical condition after cars collide in Mankessim

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A driver and his mate have died in a gory accident after the collision of a VIP bus with registration number GT 5255 17, and a petroleum tanker on the Mankessim-Cape Coast Highway.

According to an eye witness, the incident happened on Tuesday night July 13, 2021, at 10:30 pm at Saltpon in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region. The eyewitness said the National Ambulance Service struggled to rescue lives from the accident.

The driver of the bus according to eyewitnesses died instantly upon the impact, same as his conductor before reaching the hospital.

Assemblymember for the Nkubeam Electoral Area, Saltpond, Francis Ekow Dotse said the Ambulance Service had to cut open some metals to enable them remove the body of the conductor and that of the driver. He noted that three out of six passengers on board the bus who sustained injuries are in critical condition at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

The other victims have been discharged from the hospital Wednesday morning.

Mr. Ekow Dotse in an interview with Starr News said the VIP bus attempted to overtake another vehicle but ended up colliding with the tanker driver.

“I was called by a colleague that an accident had happened. I rushed to the scene and was overwhelmed. It was a bus and a tanker. One dead, the driver of the bus was already dead from the impact.

The conductor was stuck between crushed metals and was breeding.

It took fire service officers and the ambulance service hours to cut him loose from the scrap.

“He was reported dead upon reaching the hospital. Nine of the passenger on board the bus got injured but the condition of three is very critical. But I am told they have been stabilized this morning,” he said.

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