Three elementary school boys, each aged seven, were killed in a car accident on the Akropong Akuapem-Mampong Akuapem road in the Eastern Region.
When the tragedy occurred, the three were riding in a Nissan Almeri cab with nine other colleagues, driven by Erasmus Atiemo, on their way home from school.
The victims were hit by a Toyota Camry taxi driven by Penry Boahen, 24, on a part of the road opposite the Everflow Water Company in Mamfe Akropong on Tuesday, December 7, according to information available to the Ghana News Agency.
The defendant was driving from Mampong Akuapim to Mamfe Akuapim when he illegally overtook a vehicle ahead of him, causing the incident.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, stated all of the passengers in the two vehicles were critically hurt.
The passengers and their drivers were transported to Tetteh Quarshie Hospital for treatment, but three died and two were taken to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Ridge Hospital, according to him.
The bodies of the deceased are being autopsied at the Tetteh Quarshie Hospital morgue.
It should be emphasized, however, that Christmas is approaching, and a large number of motor accidents has been reported.
To avoid road accidents, drivers must obey all traffic rules and be patient on the road.