Disturbing pictures emerging on our desk reveals the occurrence of another serious accident on the main Air Force road in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region.
However, concrete barriers have been used to separate the road. The driver of the Kia Morning vehicle was plying the road on the evening of Sunday, May 23, 2021, when the driver bumped into one of the concrete barriers.
The driver lost control since he was driving at a top speed and that destroyed the private vehicle beyond repairs.
The driver was quickly saved and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The front wheels of the vehicle could be seen departed from the main body with the airbag pulling out.
It was the grace of the Lord that saved the driver. He is currently in a stable condition with minor injuries.
The Air force stretch is also known as the Axim road by many in Takoradi. Most drivers have over the years crashed their vehicles on concrete barriers.
Some have lost their lives whilst others have been injured. Residents have called on the National Road Safety Commission to remove the concrete barriers and replace them with something that can curb the accidents. However, authorities have not responded to the calls.
Some residents who were at the accident scene to save the situation in an interaction indicated that the concrete barriers that have been causing the accidents must be converted into a long line with no breaks.
“If these concrete or jersey barriers were made into one long line with no breaks in them, it would have been better and safer. I don't see why such barriers will be mounted in an urban settlement. This is meant to be at extremely high embankment where there is no possibility of recovery in case of an accident”. A worried eye witness, Nana Kwesi Mensah indicated.
Another person indicated that it is about time city authorities consider the calls to reduce the number of accidents on the stretch.
“It should be possible for these concrete or jersey barriers to be made into one long line with no breaks in them except one or two places where people will cross. It will have been better and safer this way than the current form. It will also stop motor riders and aboboyas from passing through them”.
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