One dead and Eight in critical condition at Medina Haatso road accident
One person have died on spot, after a Sprinter driver lost control of his mini bus this morning, around seven o'clock. The car which was coming from Medina to Haatso and to Accra, was using the Medina America House road when the accident occurred. The driver Timothy, according to eye witness Janet, was sleeping and over speeding that resorted in the whole accident. Janet who lives near America House in East Legon, picked the car from East Legon and was going to Accra when their bus somersaulted.
The car was loading from America house neighborhood, and was heading to Medina to Haatso and to Accra, when they had the accident. The driver right from America House area, kept disobeying traffic rules, and almost crashed another car at America House Tee Junction. From the junction to the Medina America House road, was where the driver shown symptoms of sleeping. Passengers at the front seat did not see him sleeping, but a woman sitting behind the driver saw him, and alerted the driver.
The driver who was identified as Timothy, denied sleeping and the front seat passengers supported his claim. The woman sitting at the back kept complaining the driver was sleeping, because she saw him from the drivers mirror. The woman stopped and took a different car, just few minutes into their journey. The driver became aware of himself when the woman took a different car, and in response, took to speed. According to Janet, the car was moving on top speed and anytime they complain from the back seat, the passengers at the front seat brushed them off, that the road was empty.
Right before the Medina roundabout on the America House road, was when the driver took to full speed to overtake another sprinter minibus. The driver was on top speed of not less than 90km/h, when he was doing the overtaking. He forgot about the roundabout he was about to take, and couldn't reduce his speed. As he tried using the at once break, so the car can come to a sudden stop for him to navigate the roundabout, that was when he lost the steering wheel. The mini bus somersaulted three times before coming to a stop, just few metres away from the roundabout.
One of the front seat passengers who was sitting behind the driver, died before ambulance was able to get there. The hand gear stroke his stomach, as the car rolled over three times. He was unconscious when the accident occurred, but was pronounced dead when the ambulance from Medina got there. Janet who was sitting in the middle seat sustained minor injuries, and was doing well. The driver did not die and neither did he sustained any serious injuries, all because of his seatbelt.
Eight people from the first and second roll of the car, sustained several injuries and were still at the hospital receiving emergency treatment. The rest of the passengers were all doing well, with minor injuries.
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