Citi FM’s Western Regional Correspondent; Obrempong Yaw Ampofo is now in a stable condition and responding to treatment, days after the Western Regional press corps suffered an accident.
Obrempong Ampofo and other journalists were involved in the accident on Monday on their return from covering President John Mahama’s commissioning of a new community day Senior High School in Bamiokor.
The accident, which occurred between Beahu, and Akowen communities in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, recorded no fatalities but Obrempong was left unconscious for a few hours.
[contextly_sidebar id=”uyjRR583qISEvogZ63lIrfPlFH8hXsfy”]Speaking to Citi News for the first time after the accident, Obrempong Yaw Ampofo said that he is hopeful, he will recover soon adding: “I’m doing very well by the grace of God.”
He narrated the cause of the accident saying after the programme, the Western Regional press corps decided to leave the venue about 30 minutes before the president’s convoy because “our cars could not join the convoy.”
Obrempong added that “when we were approaching Takoradi, we heard the convoy coming so the driver and other cars in front of us including the Deputy Regional Minister, parked their cars. We were all waiting for the last vehicle in the convoy to pass so we could follow them. “All of a sudden, our driver showed signs that he wanted to join the convoy and we all shouted, no! It’s not safe. So he stopped but before we realized he had barged into the main lane and then I saw other vehicles coming on top speed.”
“So I was even screaming on top of my voice drawing his attention to what was about to happen, but he ignored my advice.” “So the other car coming on top speed crashed into ours and that was all that I saw,” he added.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana