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‘Trotro’ driver skillfully drives on footbridge to avert accident in Kumasi


The ingenuity of a industrial motor vehicle, popularly called ‘Trotro’, driver has averted what could have been a disaster at Tech-Junction in Kumasi.

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

Social media pics of the vehicle parked on the pedestrian walkway have captivated public anger and condemnation at what numerous thought of to be an act of indiscipline.

Nhyira Information checks, even so, expose that the unidentified driver rather attained praise from all those who witnessed the incident of him jeopardizing to save life.

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

“I was standing listed here in the early morning preaching and I lifted my head and saw a car or truck coming. When I observed the way it was coming in the direction of me with the velocity I realised some thing was amiss.

“I realized instantly that a thing was improper with the vehicle so I moved from this side to the other direction. All of a sudden, the vehicle got as a result of this place [footbridge].”

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

Station Learn at the Tech Junction Lorry Terminal, Isaac Opoku Agyemang, has dismissed allegations that the driver deliberately selected to travel on the footbridge.

“I saw the bus driving at top rated speed as it entered the terminal. We sensed hazard. The good news is, only a couple people today were being at the terminal.

“The driver resolved to climb the footbridge simply because it was the only possibility for him to avert a tragedy. It is a green Urvan mini bus with registration AS 1479.”

Staff from the KNUST District Command Motor, Transport and Website traffic Department(MTTD) led by district commander, ASP Bernice Konadu have visited the scene to start out their investigations.

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

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