The central regional directorate of the Ghana Road Safety Commission has refuted claims by social media reports that they have been reported cases of death of students of Archbishop Porters in an accident on the Apam section of the Accra-Cape Coast highway.
In a statement singed by the regional representative of the commission Stephen Anokye, there has been an accident but the students involved are not students of Archbishop Porters.
Below is the press statement:
Press Statement by Road Safety Commission Director for Central region on the Gomoa Andam near Apam Accident.
It has come to my notice through social media that there's been an accident involving students of Archbishop Porters school on the Apam section of the Accra-Cape Coast highway with all the 23 passengers perishing.
I wish to state on authority that yes there's been an accident on the Gomoa Adam jun near Kyirenkwanta close to Apam jun on the Cape Coast Accra highway.
I am also reliably informed that so far there's no death due to the said road crash.
The crash occurred as a result of a Splinter Benz bus with reg. no As 8823-10 and driven by one John Pratt Smith.
On reaching a section of the road at Gomoa Adam jun there emerged a Toyota V8 Sequoia with reg. no Gt 170-15 being driven by one Isaac Yeboah.
It is alleged that the driver in an attempt to avoid a lunatic who happened to be walking on his side of the road glazed the side of the bus causing it to veer off the road and crashing into the bush landing on the driver side causing various degree of injuries to all the 23 passengers some with serious fractures.
Meanwhile all of them from the Benz bus are responding to treatment.
As at the time of this report Isaac Yeboah the driver of the Toyota V8 is also receiving treatment at Trauma hospital at Winneba.
I wish to further state that there were four students on board. They are all females. 1 from Edinaman shs Elmina , 2 from St Augustines - Bogoso and a Jhs student from Wassa Akropon W/R.
Stephen Anokye ,NRSC
Central Reg.Cape Coast).