A highway patrol officer of the Ghana Police Service has knocked down a teenage hawker in Takoradi. The sunny afternoon had turned turned hearts ‘bleeding’ for the lost sole of the poor girl who was accidentally killed by a speeding vehicle on the Kasaworodo-Anaji Highway.
The Police Officer whose name is yet to be known was in the company of a driver of a private salon vehicle with registration number GC 6629 12, pursuing a rogue driver on the highway.
Eyewitnesses say, the rogue driver was in a tanker and had allegedly jumped traffic and caused an accident at the Latter Rain Church on the Ntankoful-Anaji Highway.
In the hot pursuit, the the driver of the private car [which the police officer] boardered lost control and knocked the hawker in the process. The entire limbs of the kid was smashed and she died instantly.
The car suddenly caught fire and there were no extinguishers to stop it. It got burnt totally. The vehicle of the policeman reportedly lost control in the process and smashed a little girl who was Hawking, killing her instantly
The driver of the private car and that of the police officer are reported to have sustained serious injury and been rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
The rogue driver was never caught, and is now on a wanted list of the police.
Residents and eyewitnesses at the scene were taken by misbelief. The Police had visited the scene and conceded the body of the kid. Parents of the kid are yet to be identified too.