The number of people who died through vehicular accident in the year 2016 increased by 5.64 per cent on the 2015 number of people who died. 2,198 people lost their lives through vehicular accident in 2016 as against the 1,634 people who lost their lives in the year 2015.
The Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong, who gave the figures on Onua FM described the 5.64% increment as “outrageous”.
He added that 2,951 pedestrians were knocked down in the year 2016 as against 2,121 in the year 2015. ACP Adusei Sarpong blamed the cause of these accidents on the attitudes of drivers and pedestrians and called for attitudinal change.