FUEL TANKER TRUCK CRUSHES 64-YEAR OLD WOMAN AND GRAND DAUGHTER
A 64-year old woman and her granddaughter have been crushed to death by a fuel tanker truck at Adako Jachie Junction near Ejisu in the Ashanti region.
Madam Yaa Achaia died on the spot when the speeding truck, from the Accra direction of the-Kumasi-Accra main road hit and dragged her to about 10 meters in the middle of the road.
Her 3-year old granddaughter, identify only as Charity however died on arrival at the Ejisu Government Hospital.
The deceased, a native of Dormaa Ahenkuro in the Bono Ahafo region was attending a funeral at Tikrom, about 3 kilometers from the scene of the incident when she met her untimely death whilst crossing the road to the other side of that dual-carriage road at about 9 p.m on Friday.
Surprisingly, not even the presence of ‘dead’ speed ramp on that stretch could force the driver of the truck, with registration GS 2325-Y to slow down.
Police say Saarikibu Adamu who is currently in police custody was behind the steering wheel.
Ejisu District Commander of the police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department, ASP George Owusu Aboagye tells Nhyira FM police already started investigations into the accident.
According to him, though that stretch of the road has two speed ramps at each end, drivers take advantage of a worn out portion to speed.
He is asking drivers to pay attention to road signs and respect other road users.
Meanwhile, the mutilated bodies of the victims have been deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital morgue pending autopsy.