By Dennis Peprah, GNA
Sunyani, March 7, GNA – Four health workers at the Regional Hospital in Sunyani narrowly escaped death when a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) articulator tanker truck nearly ran over them on the Sunyani-Kumasi Highway on Tuesday.
The incident happened at Nsuta, close to the spot where the late Dancehall artist Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, popularly known as “Ebony” and two others lost their lives through a gory accident barely a month ago.
Mr Abraham Asare Bediako, the Administrator of the Regional Hospital, said he was travelling with three other staff from Sunyani to Kumasi when the incident happened around 0900 hours
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Bediako said the articulator truck driver decided to swerve a huge pothole developed on the middle of the road which is also sharp-curved and in the process veered into their lane.
“Because of the deplorable nature of the road, the truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control in the attempt to swerve the numerous potholes developed at that particular stretch of the road”, he said.
“Our driver managed to control the situation because he was not speeding and that is what saved us”, he said and cautioned drivers against over-speeding on that particular stretch.
“Sometimes I don’t understand the way we think as Ghanaians. Should we sit down for tragedy to occur before we reason”, he said.
Mr Bediako appealed to the government and responsible institutions to as a matter of urgency attend to the problem before another gory accident occured on the highway.