A trotro driver lost his life as other passengers sustained injuries when a mini urvan collided with the Abusco Royal school bus carrying passengers from church on Sunday afternoon at Brahabebome, a suburb of Obuasi.
According to Stephen Asiedu who was in the mini urvan with registration number GW 9327- 16, the driver tried to overtake a vehicle ahead of them, heading straight towards the bus. Though the bus driver tried to save the situation by trying to avoid a head-on collision, the driver side of the minibus crashed into the bus.
The school bus with registration number GE 8671 V, was carrying members of the Church of Christ.
Police Corporal Winfred Acheampong of the Obuasi Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and monitored by Obuasitoday.com, said the severity of the collision left the Hyundai driver dead.
According to her, his mortal remains had since been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.
Ten other passengers on board the Hyundai, as well as the two passengers in the Tata bus, who sustained injuries, were sent to the Obuasi Government Hospital for treatment.
Corporal Acheampong said of the twelve injured, a pregnant woman, as well as another passenger with life-threatening injuries, had been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).