Naomi Hanson, a 16-year-old final year JHS student of Golden Age school Complex, has been killed in a car accident in Tarkwa. A Suzuki 4×4 vehicle allegedly rammed into the deceased and one Patricia Entsie, 17, while they stood at a junction around the Class Link Hotel in Tarkwa.
The two friends, who were preparing to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination, were rushed to the Apinto Government Hospital for treatment by some residents in the area, but Naomi died shortly after arrival.
Patricia, however, survived with a compound fracture on one of her legs and is still on admission and responding to treatment. The body of the deceased has also been deposited at the same hospitals morgue for autopsy.
Superintendent of Police Mrs Victoria Yamoah, the Tarkwa Nsueam Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) Commander, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in her office at Tarkwa. She said on April 23 this year, around 1930 hrs, Madam Janet Afful, a Secretary reported to the Tarkwa police that she was in charge of the said vehicle moving from Kawerkananor towards the Class Link Hotel.
She said the suspect, the driver, claimed that when she got to a section of the road, there were many people standing at a junction and in an attempt to turn into the Class Link Hotel road she knocked down Naomi and Patricia into a ditch. The MTTD Commander said the suspect complained of chest pains and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Superintendent Yamoah said the suspect has been released on bail and the case is under investigation.