2 dead as taxi crashes into drinking spot
Two persons have been reported dead after a taxi crashed into a drinking
spot at Chirapatre in the Asokwa municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Reports indicate three persons were at the spot at the time of the
incident at about 6:30 pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
One person reportedly escaped unhurt while two others were
rushed to the Kumasi South Hospital.
The two victims, identified as 70-year-old Mary Amoah and
51-year-old Sampson, were later pronounced dead.
The driver, who was learning how to drive, allegedly lost control
of the steering wheel and veered into the drinking spot.
Assembly Member for the Kyirapatre Electoral area,
Bismarck Osei Tutu, confirmed the incident to Citi News.
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“One of my community members called me that there has been an
accident, and so I rushed to the scene. When I came,
I realized two victims have been admitted to the hospital.
“I called the Asokwa District Commander, and he ordered his men
to come. So I went to the police station, and I was told the two are dead.
Per the background I received, the crash occurred because
the driver was learning how to drive in the night.”
Meanwhile, the body of Mary Amoah has been deposited at the
Pramso Hospital morgue while efforts are being made to
contact relatives of the other deceased.
Police at the Asokwa District Command have picked up the driver
and one other person in connection with the incident.
The taxi cab has also been towed to the police station.