38 PERSONS LOST THEIR LIVES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022 THROUGH ROAD ACCIDENT IN WESTERN NORTH REGION.
At least 38 lives have been lost in the first quarter of 2022, as against 22 lives in 2021 in western north region.
This was revealed by Mr. Victor kojo Bilson, western north regional head of the national road safety authority when speaking on measure putting in place to prevent road crashes in this Easter festive season.
He said provisional records indicate that, in all 70 cases of road accidents was recorded in the first three month of year the 2022 as against the same figure 70 in last year.
According to him, vehicles involved were 114, in 2022 as against 115 in 2021.
Again from last year to this year, 99 persons were injured while pedestrian knock down claimed 18 persons in 2022 as against 8 in last year.
Mr. Victor sorrowfully added that, the rise of number of death in the first quarter was due to road accident that involved Metro Mass Transit and Sprinter Bus on Bibiani Anhwiaso Road on 13 January, this year with 13 people reported dead.
Mr. Victor kojo Bilson added that, motorcycle, tricycles, bicycles contributed to road accident crisis, in the first quarter involved 42 motorcycle cases as against 28, almost 50 percent increase with 1 bicycle case recorded. While the sensitization against minor’s to stop riding reduced to 15 as against 28 in last year.
With regards to Easter Stay Alive campaign, Mr Victor kojo Bilson Stated that, the national road safety authority has launched a toll free code of 194 to all networks to assist passengers to report any suspicious mistakes that could lead to road accident to the authorities for immediate action to be taken.
Source Nana Yaw Adinkrah of liberty FM Sefwi Wiawso report for heroesghnews