Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Police has released statistics of road accident of the first quarter in 2019.
The unit has announced in a statement that almost 700 Ghanaians have died just in the first three months of 2019.
As a result of reckless driving; overspending, overtaking, overloading, improper use of pedestrians walkway among others, here are the statistics of the road accidents for the first quarter in 2019.
Accident in the first quarter of 2019 has recorded 17.57% increase on figures given in 2018 around the time.
Commuters and pedestrians accident has also jumped from 592 to 696 in the first quarter.
Motorcycles involved in accident has also escalated from 956 to 1069, an increase of 11.82%.
Also motor cycle has killed 169 people and injured 718 others.
A total of 2,387 private vehicles have been involved in accident compare to 2,214 private vehicles involved in accident in 2018’s first quarter.
Private vehicle accident have killed 201 commuters and injured 841.
Commercial vehicle accidents has recorded a reduction of 3.4%, thus from 2,175 to 2,101 in the first quarter of 2018, 2019 respectively.
Commercial vehicles has killed 326 people and injured 1,980.
Total number of cases reported has also shot from 3,193 in 2018 to 3,415 this year.
Total number of vehicles (private and commercial) has as well increased from 5,345 to 5,557.
compilation of deaths recorded in the regions include:
Accra – 69
Tema – 38
Eastern – 108
Central – 45
Western – 38
Ashanti – 113
Volta – 34
Northern – 59
Upper West – 19
Upper East – 28
and Brong Ahafo – 145
Note that the stats make comparison of 2018 and 2019 first quarter road accident recorded.