The special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Ghana Police Service on Thursday afternoon fired bullets at angry crowd around the Zongo Junction on the Madina – Adenta highway moments after a speeding vehicle knocked down a pedestrian.
The victim who is feared dead is believed to be a student of the West African Senior High School (WASS) at Adenta. The teenager who is yet to be identified was rushed to a nearby hospital after the vehicle ran into her.
XYZ News reporter Wisdom Hededzome said the angry crowd who could not hide their anger at the incident poured onto the busy highway and started burning tyres, disrupting the free movement of commuters at that rush hour.
“The noise you hear is as the results of the shots fired to disperse the crowd. People are running for their lives but the road is blocked.
He said the police intervention has heightened vehicular traffic on the highway.
The incident today comes 48 hours after a a 33 year old woman was knocked down to death at Fire Stone on the same stretch.
Nana Ezanenkrumah II, the queen mother of Axim in the Western Region, who first reported the chaos to XYZ News said she was driving on the highway when she witnessed the accident.
The queen mother told Mugabe Maase, host on Inside Politics on Radio XYZ 93.1 that she could not watch the gore when met the untimely time death of the student.
“I just saw blood had been spilled on the road.I have not seen some before. I was trembling and asked myself, is this Ghana?” she narrated.
She said the youth in the area had taken over the busy highway, preventing the flow of traffic as police tried to bring back sanity in the area.
She pleaded to the government to attend to the road and get the foootbridges completed to reduce the accidents.
One of the uncompleted footbridges on the N4
190 people are estimated to have been knocked down by vehicles ever since the road was opened to traffic.
The deaths have been linked to the inadequate footbridges on the highway which links Tetteh Quarshie interchange and Aburi in the Eastern Region.
By: Henryson Okrah/Ghana/myxyzonline.com