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Tragic accident claims life of police officer, suspect driver flees scene

April 23, 2024
Tragic accident claims life of police officer, suspect driver flees scene

General Lance Corporal Solomon Tetteh, a member of the Central Regional Police Patrol Team, tragically lost his life on Monday in a collision involving a police car and another vehicle. The incident, which occurred at Akotsi Junction, also left General Corporal Michael Darasam and General Constable Nashiru Musah injured, after they fell from the vehicle during the collision. Despite being rushed to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital for treatment, Lance Corporal Tetteh succumbed to his injuries.

According to a police report, the suspect driver fled the scene of the and is currently being sought. The report, received by the Police in Ojobi on Monday, April 22, 2024, at approximately 11:45 AM, detailed an accident involving four vehicles at Akotsi Junction. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Asante, District Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, led officers to the location to conduct an investigation.

Initial findings revealed that a KIA Rhino truck, bearing the trading number GX4135-20, collided with a Nissan Navara pickup registered as GT3174 Z at the Akotsi intersection along the main -Winneba highway. The KIA truck driver, traveling from Akraman to Ojobi, veered about 30 meters into the Akotsi-Ojobi road, striking another Nissan Urvan bus before crashing into the Regional Operation Patrol team vehicle carrying a seven-man squad.

During the collision, the suspect driver forcibly dragged the Police Service vehicle, registered as GP 483, for over 22 meters before eventually stopping near a nearby metal container. It was at this point that Lance Corporal Tetteh and his colleagues fell off the vehicle. As part of the investigation, all vehicles involved in the accident have been impounded for further examination, testing, and subsequent action.

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