A 10-year-old class four pupil has met his untimely death after he was crushed to death by a vehicle at Koforidua – Oyoko in the Eastern Region while returning home from school.
The incident occurred at about 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
According to reports, the deceased, Osei Owusu Kuffuor, was knocked down by a Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicle with registration number GN 4872-16 which was being driven by a 61-year-old man- Isaac Rexmond Nti with one person onboard from Kumasi heading towards Adentan using the Koforidua route.
On reaching Agonaba junction on Oyoko stretch of the highway, the vehicle knocked down the victim, a pupil of SDA Preparatory School who allegedly crossed him from the offside lane killing him instantly.
The impact of the accident forced the vehicle to veer off the road and eventually rammed into a nearby container shop at the roadside.
Fortunately, no other casualty was recorded but accident vehicle has been impounded by the Police.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the St Joseph’s Hospital morgue.