Highway Robbers Gun Down Ambulance Driver Carrying A Pregnant Woman

A group of Highway robbers have gunned down an ambulance driver transporting a pregnant woman in labor from Akuse government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital.

The driver, according to reports, is currently in very critical condition and has been transferred from the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for proper medical care and attention.

Pieces of information gathered so far indicate that the driver in charge of Yilo Krobo Constituency Ambulance with registration Number GV 644-20 went to pick the woman in preterm labor (31 weeks) from Akuse government Hospital to Eastern Regional Hospital since Akuse Hospital has no neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

He bumped into a robbery operation on the road while speeding hence failed to stop. The armed robbers opened fire on the ambulance shooting the driver in the head.

The Police Patrol team rushed to the scene after the incident and transported the injured driver and the pregnant mother in labor to Tetteh Quashie Memorial Hospital.

Confirming the incident, the acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado noted that no arrests have been made so far.

It will be recalled that a similar robbery incident on the Akyem Pramkese  Highway not long ago led to the death of one policeman Sergeant Moses Tetteh Nartey who sustained gunshot wounds on his head and chest.

Two other officers, Corporal Christian Totimeh and Detective Ibrahim Apaka were brutally injured in the attack.

In other news, the recklessness of an inexperienced taxi driver has resulted in two people losing their lives tragically in a road accident at Atiwa, a small town in the Atiwa West District in the Eastern region.

The accident happened on Wednesday around 3 pm when the speeding taxi driver crashed into a tree standing onside of the shoulders of the road.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver lost control and ram head-on into the tree, and further crashed into a nearby building.

Onboard the taxi were two other passengers who were traveling from Akyem Bomaa to Akyem Kwabeng.

Some people familiar with the driver explained to reporters that he was inexperienced with manual cars and was still under tutelage.

 

By: Edwin Abanga

 

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