A KIA truck last Friday night killed two and injured 22 people after it ran into a crowd of jubilant New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at Okorase, a suburb of Suhum in the Eastern Region.
An eyewitness told the Daily Graphic, “When we heard of Nana’s victory, everyone came out to jubilate. While jubilating, we positioned ourselves well for cars to pass.”
“But this particular Kia truck overtook a car in front of it and ran into the crowd and knocked down many people. It reversed and ran into the crowd again as though he premeditated it,” he narrated.
A victim of the accident, Linda Quaye, narrated that while jubilating on the street after hearing of President Mahama’s concession, they suddenly saw the Kia truck speeding towards them.
The vehicle ran into them, she said, adding, “It went back and again sped into us. I quickly stood up and moved away after the first knock, I would have been dead by now,” she said.
The Suhum District Police Commander, Superintendent Muchiraru Yahaya, confirmed the incident and said the driver of the Kia truck had been arrested and was currently in custody.
He said the bodies of the two who died on the spot had been conveyed to the Suhum Government Hospital morgue while the 22 injured victims were receiving medical attention at the same hospital.
The Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Mr Frederick Opare Ansah, last Saturday visited the victims on admission at the hospital, as well as the homes of the deceased to mourn with their families.
He urged the victims and eyewitnesses to assist the police in their effort to let the law take its course.