Members of the Church of Pentecost Tarkwa branch, have involved in an accident at Gomoa Otsew on the Kasoa-Cape Coast Highway in the Central Region.
The incident has resulted in the death of one individual, while another person has sustained injuries.
Speaking to the media, the Apam District Fire Commander, ACFO Adolf Ankomah Nuamah, indicated that the injured individual is currently undergoing treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital.
Reportedly, the accident involved a collision between a Man Diesel truck and vehicles carrying Church of Pentecost Tarkwa branch members.
The driver of the Man Diesel truck, who had returned from Ivory Coast, shared that upon reaching Gomoa Otsew, another vehicle engaged in an unlawful overtaking maneuver and abruptly merged in front of his truck.
In order to avoid a collision with the recklessly overtaking vehicle, the truck driver veered off the road and entered a nearby bush.
Tragically, the Toyota Coastal bus carrying over 22 Church members was unable to avoid the collision, impacting the rear of the truck.
“Around 5:30 pm, we received a distress call about an accident involving a Man Diesel truck from Ivory Coast, a Toyota Coastal bus carrying members of the Church of Pentecost, and a Nissan Navara bus from Accra.”
“According to the driver of the Man Diesel truck, another vehicle made an illegal overtake, forcing him to collide head-on with the Nissan Navara and the Toyota Coastal bus. One person from the bus was run over. There were twenty-two people on the Coastal bus, but one died and one was seriously injured. They were taken to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital for treatment.”