Death is imevitable but in some cases could be avoided when certain measures are taken. It is a public knowledge that road accident has for a while now been the cause of several deaths in the country.
Inasmuch as there are road safety precautions that both drivers and passengers need to adhere to, to safeguard their lives, both parties mostly turn a blind eye to them.
Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament has narrated how he escaped death in three separate near fatal accidents.
Narrating his story to Joy News, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin noted that the three times he survived these accident was because he wore his seat belt anytime he was on a road trip.
He pointed out that the Land Cruisers he drove in during the accidents crashed beyond repairs.
“I have had a number of near fatal accidents. You know members of parliament are always on the move and those of us who are far off the seat of government usually have to overstretch our nerves and our sights to try to get to our destination before dusk and so I had about 3 near fatal accidents but survived them just because I obeyed one of the driving rules of a passenger, putting on the passenger belt,” Alban Bagbin said.
“Because on the three ocassions, even though I was using Land Cruiser, none of them could be recovered but I came out unhurt because the belt held me to the seat,” he stated.
He therefore, urged Ghanains to adhere to all road safety riles, especially always to put on their seat belts to stay alive and avoid carnage on the road.
Meanwhile, statistics from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service reveals that a total of 263 people have died from road accidents in April 2021.