Madina Police records 219 road crashes

policeThe Madina Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) Divisional Command recorded 219 cases of road crashes from April and June.

Speaking to Ghana News Agency, the Deputy MTTU Divisional Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Charles Ahiamale, said during the second quarter 101 private cars, 99 commercial vehicles and 19 motorbikes within Madina, Adenta and Kwabenya were involved in road crashes.

Nine people were killed, 62 persons sustained injuries while 42 persons were seriously injured.

DSP Ahiamale said drivers who were found culpable for parking at unauthorised places, failed to renew their roadworthiness among other traffic offences  were sent to the Madina Magistrate Court and were fined a total of GH¢15,180.00.

He said the number of people killed during the first quarter had reduced due to the presence of the police on the roads as well as intensive patrols.

DSP Ahiamale noted that the increase number of vehicles on the roads coupled with impatience of some drivers is the cause of the road crashes.

He pleaded with pedestrians to be more careful in crossing the roads to avoid been hit.

A fine of GH¢12.660.00 was imposed on disobedient drivers during the first quarter and GH¢15,180.00 during the second quarter.

Source: GNA

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