By: Frank Kwame Abbor| ignewss| Ho
In a shocking turn of events, Ho, the regional capital of the Volta Region, has witnessed yet another catastrophic accident, marking the second of such incident in just three weeks.
This latest mishap occurred in the heart of the city this afternoon, sending shockwaves through the community.
The incident unfolded when a lowbed trailer, heavily laden with cargo, experienced a critical brake failure while descending from the treacherous OLA top in Ho.
Struggling to maintain control, the out-of-control trailer plowed into a taxi and a tricycle, popularly known as a “Mahama Cando,” at the bustling Civic Centre intersection.
The impact of the collision was catastrophic, resulting in severe injuries to several individuals and loss of lives involved in the crash.
The injured have been promptly transported to the Ho teaching hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is yet to be confirmed, and local authorities are urging citizens to stay updated on the situation.
Meanwhile, the driver of the ill-fated lowbed trailer has been taken into police custody pending a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Preliminary reports suggest that brake failure may have been the primary cause of the accident, though a comprehensive examination is underway to ascertain the full details.
Residents and commuters in Ho are urged to exercise caution and adhere to road safety guidelines, while authorities continue their efforts to prevent such tragic accidents from recurring.
The community remains in shock as they await further updates on the condition of the injured victims and the findings of the ongoing investigation.