Not respecting road safety regulations, jumping the red light, wrong overtaking especially on the highways are also causes of road accidents.
Bigger truck drivers mostly do not give a dime whenever other road users need to access their fair share of the road they have also contributed in building. Lack of regular maintenance of the buses and local trotro does not also help the case.
Ghana had some sad moments in 2018 due to road accidents. Here are a few of the heartbreaking incidents.
In February, Ghana was thrown into a state of mourning when twenty-year-old dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns, known in real life as Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, and two others, died in a fatal accident, whiles travelling from Sunyani to Accra.
Many Ghanaians have been saddened by the demise of the starlet, but there have been conflicting accounts as to how the fatal crash happened.
Ebony was accompanied with three other people, out of which only the driver has survived. She was with a 16 year old girl and military man and they all died at the spot.
They were coming back from Sunyani and headed towards Kumasi on jeep which collided with the VIP bus headed towards Sunyani.
Ebony’s death shattered all her fans and Ghanaians.
According to a report from the Ghana Police Service, Ebony, and the two others in the jeep, lost their lives after their car collided with an oncoming VIP bus, when their driver tried to avoid a heap of sand in their lane.
George Andah accident
The Deputy Communications Minister, Mr George Andah is reported to have been involved in a car crash on Saturday, November 3 at the Awutu Senya West Constituency in the Central Region.
Reports indicated that Andah’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle in the Awutu Senya West Constituency where he represents in Parliament.
Andah, who together with three others, sustained injuries have been airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for emergency care.
The Deputy Minister was in the constituency to attend a number of social functions most of which were funerals.
On his way from Awutu-Budumburam to one of the communities, his vehicle collided with tipper truck fully loaded with sand in a curve at Awutu-Loye.
They were transported to the St. Gregory Hospital at Kasoa where a helicopter was called in to airlift the injured to Accra for attention.
He was discharged Friday morning after 14 days of medical care at the hospital.
Collins Dauda's car crash kills 7
On September 3, some seven persons who perished when their car run into a land cruiser allegedly owned by NDC Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Collins Dauda
They lost their lives when a Toyota Landcruiser collided with an Opel Astra taxi at a section of the road between Wamahinso and Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
According to reports, the 27-year-old driver of the taxi, Kwaku Isaac, and four other occupants of the taxi died on the spot, while the remaining two occupants who were rushed to the St Elizabeth Catholic Hospital at Hwidiem died later.
The victims, Joshua Kofi Acheampong, 30 was the Assistant Budget Analyst of the Asutifi North District Assembly, Prince Kankam, 31, a level 300 student of University of Education-Winneba, Kumasi campus, Kwaku Isaac, 27, a taxi driver, Acheampong Albert, 24, a student, Yeboah Gifty, 35, Md. Afia Owusuwaa, 62 and a 5 year old boy, Yeboah Joseph.
Reports indicate that the Toyota Landcruiser belongs to the MP for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda.
Abdul-Fatawu Bugri Naabu was morning involved in an accident on the Damango-Fufulso road.
He was traveling from Bole through Damongo to Laribanga in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region on a campaign tour when the accident occurred.
According to reports, the accident occurred on the road between Damongo and Laribanga.
Bugri Naabu and five other people in his campaign team sustained injuries and were first sent to Damango Hospital from where they were transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) for treatment.
He was defeated at the Northern Regional delegates’ congress as the Regional Chairman of the party.
Business mogul, Mohammed A. Baantima Samba won the Chairman slot with 312 votes of a total votes cast of 492.
The Accra-Kumasi highway has become a death trap for vehicles that ply the road. Many factors could be cited for the accidents on the highway.
Over 10 people died and 30 people were injured after a VIP bus crashed at Nsawam in the Eastern region on Thursday, January 25.
The accidents pushed the Parliamentary select committee on Roads and Transport to meet Management of Private Transport Operator VIP over the recent involvement of their fleet in several road crashes.
A total of 1,233 accident cases were recorded in 2017 in the Eastern region with 1,732 vehicles involved out of which 374 persons perished while 2,254 were injured.