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Scores injured as trailer rams into over 20 vehicles on N1 Highway

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Scores of people are injured as a trailer rammed into over 20 vehicles on the George Walker Bush Motorway popularly known as the N1 Highway on Tuesday evening.


An eyewitness who was in a state of shock, told the trailer, which was running at top speed, had a brake failure and in an attempt to veer off the busy highway for safe parking smashed into moving vehicles which led to multiple crashes.

According to the eyewitness, the driver of the truck, which was facing the Kwashieman-Mallam direction of the road climbed the pavement right in front of the Bank of Africa near a popular bus stop called Hong Kong.

The scene became chaotic around 7pm as a vehicle with passengers caught fire in the process with several onlookers running for their lives. “There were multiple injuries on motorists and passengers during the fire,” the eyewitness said.

"I heard a huge bang behind me. And it kept repeating itself so I had to rush out of my car window and suddenly I saw someone's car parked on top of mine," a driver said.

The fire and ambulance services including the police arrived at the scene an hour later and managed to douse the fire to rescue some trapped passengers.

The accident led to a heavy gridlock from the Nyamekye Junction to the Kwashieman Traffic Light.

The driver of the trailer with registration number GS 2426-11 bolted before the police came to the scene.

The police worked throughout the night to clear the mangled cars to pave way for smooth traffic.

There was no casualty, the Odorkor Police confirmed.