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Cargo truck skids off flyover at Kwame Nkrumah Interchange

A cargo truck believed to be carrying gallons of engine oil has skidded off one of the flyover at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra.

Cargo truck skids off flyover at Kwame Nkrumah Interchange

The incident which occurred on Friday, June 11, 2021, according to an eyewitness happened around 8 pm.

An eyewitness who spoke to citinewsroom.com said, the truck started reversing midway into its journey when the driver tried using the flyover from the old Obra Sport to Awudome stretch.

It thus destroyed the railings on the road and skidded off.

In the process, the eyewitness said the two containers the cargo truck with registration number GT 8337 X was carrying fell off, with the gallons spreading on the road.

“At the time I saw the truck, it was stationary and suddenly started reversing. It reversed to the edge of the overpass, destroyed the railings and the two containers it was carrying fell off,” he said.

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Police and Fire Service personnel were deployed to the scene to clear the truck from the road.

This is the third time such an incident has been recorded on the same stretch.

The first one was recorded in March 2017.

In that incident, three persons were rushed to the hospital following injuries they sustained as a container truck fell off the overpass.

The DAF truck with registration number GT 5557 – 11 which at the time was carrying two containers loaded with bags of rice and sugar, was climbing the flyover from the Old Obra Sport stretch of the road when it tumbled through the railings with the head and one of the containers crashing down onto two stationary buses, flattening one and grazing the other.

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The second one was recorded in May 2019.

The truck in question was headed towards Kaneshie when the incident occurred.

Narrating the sequence of events to Citi News at the time, an eyewitness said the cargo truck was carrying raw materials for the production of diapers and sanitary pads.

According to the eyewitness, the driver of the vehicle lost control of the truck, when trying to use the overpass, as the load was heavy hence making the steering of the truck difficult.

The truck fell on the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver was the only person in the vehicle.

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