Road accident is one of the ways or means lives are claimed. It happens sometimes out of careless driving and sometimes nature of the road. Since the emergence of Covid-19 in March 2020, from the Ghana Health Service, as of April 3, 2021, the Ghana Health Service put the mortality rate of the virus at 752.
However, latest figures from the Police paint a rather unfortunate picture as road accidents within the first quarter surpass Covid-19 casualties so far with another 4700 suffering various of injuries in the process.
Ghana has reached a grim milestone in terms of road traffic accidents with 771 persons dying between January and March this year alone amid the ongoing pandemic.
The number of deaths from road accident exceeds that of Covid-19 by 19.
These deaths represent a 29.58% increase from the same period in 2020. Out if the 4,009 cases reported, 2,476 involved commercial vehicles, 2,771 private vehicles.
Meanwhile, 1,583 of the road crushes involved motorcycles.
What do we need to do to put an end to this road accidents? Is that our roads are needed to be fixed to ensure smooth transportation or we need to be mindful of our driving?
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