A total of 83 people were killed in road crashes in the Ashanti Region during the first quarter of the year, Samuel Obeng Asiamah, Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has announced.
AAccording to him, 127 others also suffered broken bones and cuts and described the trend as quite disheartening.
Mr Samuel Obeng Asiamah in an interview with Kumasi based Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo disclosed that from January to March, a total of 200 accidents cases were recorded.
There’s a slight increase in the statistics as the region recorded 78 during the same period under review in 2016.
Ghana is said to have one of the highest road accident fatality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) in 2016 described the number of road accidents recorded as overwhelming.
The Commission recorded over 11,000 accidents in 2016; about 2,000 more cases from the 2015 figure of about 9,000.
It said it had failed to meet its 2016 target in reducing traffic-related deaths to 1,000.