Koforidua: Tricycle Rider Crushed To Death after Jumping Traffic Light
A tricycle rider has been crushed to death after jumping a traffic light in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital.
The incident occurred Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at about 8:25pm.
The suspect driver Ebenezer Opare, 22, told Police that he was driving an unregistered Ford Escape 4×4 vehicle from Poly direction towards Aberewa Nkwanta on the dual carriageway in Koforidua but on reaching the SSNIT Traffic Light intersection, crushed Bajaj Motor Tricycle No. M- 21- ER 475 ridden by one Francis Bawa,45, now deceased after the rider allegedly jumped traffic light from Aberewa Nkwanta direction and crossing the opposite lanes towards Old Estate.
The Rider sustained serious injury as a result and was rushed to the Eastern Regional Hospital for treatment but pronounced dead shortly on arrival by a medical Doctor.
The body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue awaiting autopsy.
The accident vehicle and the tricycle have been impounded by Police.
Suspect driver Ebenezer Opare is in Police custody assisting the investigation.
Meanwhile, two young men among a group of mourners transporting corpses from Akyem Mamanso community Mortuary to Akyem Akorkuaso for burial have also turned corpses after being crushed to death by a Man diesel timber truck.
The two deceased persons- Yaw Agyemang,36, a motor rider, and Kwaku Dominic,37 a pillion were among dozens of mourners including Okada riders who were transporting the corpse from Akyem Mamanso community Mortuary to Akyem Akorkuaso in Birem North District of the Eastern region for burial on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Mybrytfmonline.com has gathered that Yaw Agyemang was carelessly speeding and displaying skills with his motorbike with registration number M-20-BA 694 together with other riders ahead of the fleet of vehicles that accompanied the hearse, unfortunately, upon reaching Akyem Nkwateng stretch of the road, the timber truck with registration number GW 7424 suddenly appeared from the opposite direction forcing the motor rider to slam on the break of the motorbike which caused the motorbike to somersault and dragged rider and his pillion, Kwaku Dominic to crash the rear tyre of the moving timber truck vehicle.
The two died on the spot out of serious injuries sustained.
Their bodies have been deposited at the New Abirem Government Hospital morgue.