Four people have been confirmed dead after a head-on collision between a commercial bus and trailer on the Kumasi-Techiman Highway.
The accident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, August 2, 2023, on the Nkenkaasu-Odaaso stretch of the highway. The accident involved a VIP bus and a trailer truck.
The truck, bearing the registration number BF 2315 F1 03 and carrying a load of cereal, headed toward Kumasi, while the bus, bearing the registration number AP 1986-22, was traveling in the direction of Techiman.
According to one of the victims of the accident, the truck and the VIP bus got into a collision when the driver of the VIP bus veered off his lane.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Joy News, which was monitored by 1Family Radio, the victim stated that the driver of the VIP bus lost control after he veered off, leading to the ghastly collision.
“When he attempted to turn back into his lane after overtaking a car at 6:15, the driver lost control and collided with this trailer truck.
“Once he overtook the car, he was unable to return to his lane because he was traveling at top speed and the other trailer was also traveling at such a close distance that there was no way to swerve either one of them, and they collided,” he claimed.
He claimed that he was next to the driver when the incident took place. However, those who sustained wounds were sent right away for medical attention to the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital.