OKADA RIDER CRUSHED TO DEATH BY HIT AND RUN DRIVER
A motorbike rider has been crushed to death by a hit and run driver on Bunso to Akyem Osiem highway in the Eastern region.
The female pillion rider who was critically injured was found helpless in a bush 8 hours after the crash.
Information gathered is that the now deceased rider identified as Opoku, went to pick his girlfriend Margaret Kessewa,24, from Kibi at about 9:00 pm to join him to merry at the Ohum festivities. However while returning to Akyem Osiem, the driver crashed them on the motorbike at Ettukrom stretch of the road.
The vehicle ran over the rider killing him instantly while the pillion rider crashed into the bush in an unconscious condition.
The body of the deceased was found at the roadside with intestines gushed out the next morning and was conveyed to the morgue while the female pillion rider was also found later in a pool of blood battling for life. She was rescued to Hawa Memorial Hospital at Osiem.
The surviving victim risks losing both legs considering the extent of injuries.