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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

‘Trotro’ driver reportedly drove on footbridge to avoid accident in Kumasi

The ingenuity of a industrial auto, popularly identified as ‘Trotro’, driver has averted what could have been a catastrophe at Tech-Junction in Kumasi.

The driver skillfully managed to climb a footbridge with his vehicle following brake failure on Thursday to the admiration of numerous onlookers and travellers.

Social media shots of the car or truck parked on the pedestrian walkway have captivated community anger and condemnation at what quite a few regarded as to be an act of indiscipline.

Nhyira Information checks, having said that, reveal that the unidentified driver instead earned praise from these who witnessed the incident of him seeking his ideal to help you save life.

An evangelist, Christopher Nobio Sunkem, escaped by the skin of his enamel when the incident occurred at 9 am..

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The driver has been hailed by eye witnesses for his efforts to drive on the footbridge

“I was standing listed here in the morning preaching and I lifted my head and saw a auto coming. When I noticed the way it was coming towards me with the speed I realised a little something was amiss.

“I understood straight away that a thing was wrong with the car so I moved from this side to the other way. All of a sudden, the motor vehicle bought via this location [footbridge].”

Station Master at the Tech Junction Lorry Terminal, Isaac Opoku Agyemang, has dismissed allegations that the driver intentionally selected to generate on the footbridge.

“I observed the bus driving at top pace as it entered the terminal. We sensed danger. The good thing is, only a couple people were at the terminal.

“The driver made the decision to climb the footbridge since it was the only selection for him to avert a tragedy. It is a environmentally friendly Urvan mini bus with registration AS 1479.”

Staff from the KNUST District Command Motor, Transportation and Targeted visitors Office(MTTD) led by district commander, ASP Bernice Konadu have visited the scene to begin their investigations.

Statements experienced been taken from eyewitnesses including management of the Driver’s Union.

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