The police have identified the woman who was killed when an articulated truck ran over her and four school children at a zebra crossing at Kwesimintsiin in Takoradi. The body of the woman, identified as Madam Perpetual Oppong, 55, has since been released to her family for burial. She had gone to her grandchildren's school to pick up her two grandchildren who survived the accident. Family members said Madam Oppong was a very dedicated grandmother who always went to pick up her grandchildren after school. They commended the branch manager of the company whose truck ran over the children, for helping to apprehend the driver of the vehicle and the financial support they got. Some of the children who were caught up in the accident are said to be doing well after being discharged from hospital, while others are still undergoing reviews. One of them, 12-year-old Melisa Donkor, whose injuries were serious, has been flown to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra for further medical attention. The District Police Commander, DSP Ayamga Akologo, said the driver of the accident vehicle had been processed for court on provisional charges of careless and inconsiderate driving. "But the docket has since been presented to the Attorney-General's Department for advice and the suspect is supposed to be back in court on February 2, 2011," he said. He called on drivers to be mindful of the implications of riot being meticulous on the road. The four children who died in the accident were buried on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Daily Graphic