New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Asuogyaman Constituency Dr Akyea Darkwa has been involved in a serious accident on the Asutuare-Akosombo road in the Eastern region.
Dr Akyea Darkwa sustained multiple fractures in the right leg and hand as well as several other injuries.
He was rushed to the Akosombo Hospital where is was treated with an with intention to later refer him to the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Koforidua.
A close source to Dr Darkwa disclosed to JoyNews that, his vehicle run into a broken-down truck parked in the middle of the road without reflectors or any warning sign.
The Asuogyaman Chairman was returning from Accra with other executives after taking delivery of campaign vehicles from the NPP headquarters for orphan constituencies.
He was billed to commission a project on Tuesday morning to distribute free nose masks to the Asuogyaman constituents before his accident.
Last week, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed called for the imposition of “on the spot fines” for drivers who leave their broken-down vehicles on the road.
The Minister, speaking to JoyNews, said parked trucks on the highways are a major cause of accidents in his part of the country.
Speaking as part of the #ArriveAlive campaign, Mr. Saeed said until a drastic action is taken to serve as a deterrent, that norm of drivers abandoning their faulty vehicles on the road will not end.
“If they cannot move it, they should call a tow truck to tow it away,” he said.
The Minister said the National Road Safety Authority to consider introducing spot fines to reduce the man-made hazard.
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