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E/R: Motor rider dies after crashing into Immigration barrier

A motor rider has died after crashing into Immigration barrier at Akuse in the Eastern Region.

The body of the deceased rider, Kwame Kubunu, has been deposited at the Morgue.

The accident occurred at Fodjuku junction near the Kpong/Akuse Dam site.

The rider was riding Apsonic motorcycle with registration Number M-19 GR 132 from Fodjuku towards Akuse with David Kugbadzor, 24, onboard.

On reaching a section of the road near the Dam site at Fodjuku junction where a barrier has been mounted by Immigration personnel on ‘Operation Motherland’ duties, the rider rode with speed in attempt to cross the barrier whilst waving at the personnel on duty as a result, lost focus on the road and crashed into the metal gate at the barrier.

Both the rider and the pillion rider fell off the motorcycle and crushed on the road while the motorbike staggered towards the offside edge of the road and crashed into a tree.

Both rider and Pillion rider sustained various degrees of injuries and were sent to Akuse Government Hospital for medical treatment.

However, the rider Kwame Kubunu was pronounced dead on arrival but the pillion rider responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, a four (4) year old boy has been knocked down to death by an unregistered motorbike at Odumase Krobo.

The suspect rider Ayertey David, 22 was ridding Royal motorcycle with registration number M- 21- GE 754 was riding from Old Odumase – Krobo Police Station direction towards the Odumase Chief Palace.

However, knocked down the Tetteh Kwabena,4, who was crossing the road at Laasi suburb of Odumase-Krobo.

He sustained a serious injury on his head and was rushed to St. Martin De Porres Hospital for medical treatment but died whilst receiving the treatment

The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado confirmed the accidents adding that they were being investigated.

Eastern Region recorded 13 fatal pedestrian knockdowns in first 45 days of the year 2021 mostly committed by Okada riders.

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