An unidentified woman in her late 20s has been crushed and killed by a Trotro vehicle on the Buokrom- Kenyasi Abrem stretch in the Greater Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti region.
The said incident happened precisely at Buokrom Junction yesterday, Saturday, June 5, 2021 around 2 PM.
Eye witnesses say the Trotro Vehicle with the registration number AS – 2781-13 loaded with passengers on its way from Buokrom heading towards Kejetia (Dr. Mensah) hit a Pragia motorcycle with registration number, M- 20- AD 2365 where it also knocked down the woman who was waiting for a Trotro bus right at the Buokrom Junction.
The Woman did not die instantly so people around rushed her in the Pragia motorcycle to the Manhyia Government hospital for emergency care but the doctors on duty insisted she should be submitted to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) by the Pragia despite 3 ambulances parked at the premises of the health facility.
She died on arrival to the KATH.
A couple of passengers who were injured severely were also sent to KATH for treatment.
The main reason for the accident was unknown but eyewitnesses speculated that, the driver might have lost control of the descending vehicle after its brake failed to function hence the fatality.
The Kumasi Airport Roundabout police are on investigations about the case.
By: Joseph Marfo/ Akosua Nhyiraba