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Ghana: 1,433 Die, 10,367 Injured in Highway Crashes This Yr


A minimum of 1,433 individuals died from highway accidents throughout the nation, from January to August, this yr, the Nationwide Highway Security Authority (NSRA), has stated.

This represents 11.27 per cent lower within the variety of individuals killed by means of highway crashes as towards 1,615, deaths recorded throughout the identical interval, final yr.

Moreover, 10,367 individuals suffered accidents by means of highway accidents, a 0.47 per cent lower within the quantity, towards 10,416 accidents recorded throughout the identical interval in 2022.

The Appearing Director-Common of NRSA, David Osafo Adonteng, disclosed this on the launch of Vivo Power Ghana’s 2023 ‘STOP, THINK & DRIVE,’ highway security marketing campaign in Accra, on Wednesday.

The Vivo Power in collaboration with NSRA and its transporters, J.Ok Horgle Transport, S.O Frimpong Transport and J.Ok Ahiadome Transport, organised the occasion.

It fashioned a part of programmes to supply refresher defensive coaching for business drivers and motorcyclists throughout the nation, to construct their capability to enhance highway person behaviour and cut back highway accidents.

Mr Adonteng stated the deaths and accidents, recorded this yr, have been because of 9,300 crashes, which occurred throughout the nation, involving 15,892 autos of all classes.

He stated 1,653 pedestrians have been knocked down by autos, representing 6.29 per cent lower within the variety of instances, as towards 1,764 ‘knocked downs’ recorded throughout the identical interval final yr.

“In all, non-public autos recorded the very best crashes of seven,202 with business and bikes recording 5,238 and three,452, respectively,” Mr Adonteng famous.