A Police dispatch rider has unfortunately met his death on Monday, March 20 at Pokuase in the Ga North Municipality of Accra.
According to reports, L/Cpl. Mustapha Mohammed, was riding his motorcycle out of Ofankor in pursuit of a Toyota Corolla.
As they got to Pokuase, the driver allegedly slowed down for the cop to get close and then slammed on the brakes, sending the officer flying and crushing him to death under a moving truck.
The driver of the Toyota vehicle reportedly sped off after the incident.
The police officer’s motorcycle was severely damaged, and his helmet was crushed by the truck, causing serious injury, which led to his untimely demise.
Unfortunately, details of the Toyota Corolla car involved in the chase are not yet available.
Meanwhile, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has disclosed that at least 1,443 lives were lost in road crashes between January and July 2022.
According to the MTTD, the police service received reports of 886 road crashes during the period. Speaking to Citi News after the launch of the GPRTU App, Director of Operations for MTTD, Supt. Dr. Samuel Sasu Mensah, noted that the number of road crashes could be reduced if motorists drove more cautiously.
“From January to July 2022, we had 886 cases reported to the police. Out of this, those who were killed were 1,443, and those who got injured were 9,218. However, we have seen a marginal decrease in both fatalities and injuries. So as we progress in the year, we hope that, through good practices by the drivers, the number of road crashes being recorded in the country will be reduced,” he said.
According to Angel FM reporter, Mubarak Yakubu, the driver of the Toyota vehicle he was pursuing immediately sped off after the incident.
The reporter said the motorbike of the police officer was badly mangled while his helmet was also crushed by the truck, which caused him head injury leading to his death.
Details of the car which the late officer was pursuing, are not available at the time of filing this report.