Takoradi, Jan. 11, GNA - The Western
Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission recorded 689 road
crashes in 2018 as against 381 cases in 2017.
The crashes involved 928 vehicles for
the period as against 556 in 2017, involving both private and commercial
Statistics spanning three quarters of
the year obtained at the Regional Office of the NRSC indicated there were 182
knockdowns while 118 suffered the same fate in 2017.
The records also showed that 104
individuals lost their lives due to the crashes in 2017 and a total of 97 in
2018, while 663 persons suffered various degrees of injuries last year as
against 414 persons in 2017.
Nana Akua Ansaah Cobbinah, Acting
Regional Head of the NRSC, who confirmed the figures in a telephone interview
with the GNA said the commission was poised to end the carnage on the road and
entreated motorists to exercise patience when driving.
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