‘OKADA’ RIDER KILLED IN A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT

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An okada rider has lost his life after his motorcycle crashed into a Zoomlion Street Sweeper vehicle Kwame Nkumah Circle in Accra.

According to reports, the deceased identified as Lamid Mohammed was moving from Nima to Awudome, using the overpass, at an alarming speed.

An eyewitness Tanko Ahmed recounted that the rider was blinded by the dust brought up from the street sweeper vehicle as it swept the roads on the overpass.

“The ‘okada’ rider could not see the truck on time and tried to dodge at the last minute, but failed and crashed into the back of the truck and died instantly,” the eyewitness said.

Inspector Dan Manu of the Nima Divisional Police Command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) disclosed that the accident occurred around 11:30 am and personnel were deployed to the scene.

He said the remains has been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary for autopsy, and further investigations into the case were ongoing.

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