Truck Kills 2 Brothers

SMASHED! The rock on the car

Two siblings have been confirmed dead and one other person injured in an accident which occurred Sunday evening on the Tema-Aflao Highway.

The brothers died when rocks meant for work on the Tema Port Expansion Project dropped from the bucket of a tipper truck and fell on the three occupants in a BMW saloon car with registration number GT 9427-17 at Steelworks Junction, Tema.

Their mortal remains have been deposited at the Tema General Hospital, pending autopsy.

The only survivor, who was given a ride, has been treated and discharged by the aforesaid health facility.

Chief Superintendent Joseph Owusu Bempa, Commander of the Tema Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), told DAILY GUIDE that on November 26, 2017 at about 5:15 pm, the driver of Dragon Success Ghana Logistics Company Ltd was handling a CHHT tipper truck registered GT 6513-14 loaded with boulders from the Shai Hills to the Tema Port Expansion site through the Kpone barrier.

On reaching a section of the road, near Agriculture Goods Warehouse on the dual carriage road near Tema Steel Works Junction, a saloon car travelling from Keta in the Volta Region ahead of the tipper truck stopped for some cattle to cross the road.

The truck driver, in an effort to avoid bumping into the rear of the car in the inner lane, tried climbing the traffic island and the truck tilted, making the rocks drop on the car.

Three occupants in the saloon car got trapped for some time but they were eventually removed and rushed to the Tema General Hospital where the driver and his younger brother were pronounced dead on arrival.

The tipper truck had been impounded while efforts were being made to tow the flattened BMW from the scene.


From Vincent Kubi, Tema