The Industrial Relations Officer of Greater Regional Branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Abass Ibrahim Moro, says the driver of the Tesano accident which claimed the lives of two persons on the spot should be punished for his carelessness.
According to him, the accident could have been avoided if the deceased driver observed the road regulations specifically the speed limit.
In his view, there is no way the accident could have occurred if he followed the basic road regulations.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2021, two persons died after a mini-passenger bus, popularly called ‘trotro’, run into a breakdown truck near the Tesano Police Station in Accra.
The victims include the driver of the ‘trotro’.
The accident is said to have occurred at about 4:30 am.
Speaking to Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Monday, April 19, 2021, the Industrial Relations Officer of the Greater Regional Branch of GPRTU said the carelessness driving of the deceased led to the unfortunate accident therefore he should be made to face the music.
“He should be whipped because there is a specific law that urban roads should not exceed 50 km/h. Just look; from Achimota to Tesano – there’s intermittent traffic within small intervals.
“Secondly, the place is visible; there are street lights, so, I can’t imagine if it is midnight and there is no vehicle on the road it isn’t darker to say even if the breakdown trailer had no reflector on it you wouldn’t see a spoilt vehicle on the road,” he said on Original 91.9FM’s Adwenekasa.
“The accident could have been avoided,” Mr. Moro added.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana