Tragedy rocked on the hours of today, Monday, July 12, 2021, as tipper truck ran into Tema motorway tollbooth, reportedly killing one, left another in critical condition.
A video circulating on social media, spotted by GhanaTalksRadio, shows as onlookers attempt to rescue helpless victims who appear trapped in the smashed tollbooth.
An attendant with impaired sight and hearing was said to have also suffered serious injuries after being pulled out of the rubble.
Some tollbooth attendants were also seen wailing.
An eyewitness by the name, Kingsley Dunyo, said;. “I was on the Spintex-Roadside, but a few meters away from the toll booth, I saw the tipper driver rushing to the booth at the Tema side. The rate at which he was speeding showed that something was definitely going wrong. Either his brake had failed or he was an inexperienced driver.
“By the time we realized, he had run into the toll booth, killing the attendant. So, one of the attendants is dead, and the other is heavily injured.”
On his part, Chief Supt. William Asante, Tema Regional Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), added ggat the “vehicle had stopped to pay the toll and then the tipper-truck driver carelessly on its part ran into the booth.”
“This is the result we are witnessing now. It is a serious accident, but not fatal. Some people have sustained varying degrees of injuries and have been rushed to the Tema General Hospital,” Chief Supt. Asante added.