GhanaNews

Falling tree leaves tricycle rider critically injured at Kumasi Racecourse

Local authorities have yet to comment on the incident, but traders are calling for immediate action to assess and address the risks posed by other potentially dangerous trees in the vicinity to prevent similar accidents in the future

A tricycle rider is in critical condition after being struck by a falling tree at RaceCourse in Kumasi on Thursday (23 May).

The incident occurred when the tree, reportedly weakened by previous crashes, collapsed, trapping the rider underneath.

Bystanders quickly arrived at the scene to rescue the victim who is yet to be identified. The man in his mid-thirties was promptly transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), where doctors are racing against time to save his life.

Eyewitnesses described the scene as chaotic, as the situation caused major traffic disruption on the Kejetia-Adehye Market stretch.

Local authorities have yet to comment on the incident, but traders are calling for immediate action to assess and address the risks posed by other potentially dangerous trees in the vicinity to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Reporting By Jonathan Ofori, Asaase Newsroom, Kumasi

Asaase Broadcasting Company broadcasts on radio via Asaase 99.5 in Accra, Asaase 98.5 in Kumasi, Asaase 99.7 in Tamale, Asaase 100.3 in Cape Coast, Asaase Pa 107.3 in Accra and our affiliates Azay FM 89.1 in Takoradi, Bawku FM 101.5 in Bawku, Bead FM 99.9 in Bimbilla, Mining City Radio 89.5 in Tarkwa, Nyatefe Radio 94.50 in Dzodze, Somuaa FM 89.9 in Gushegu, Stone City 90.7 in Ho and Wale FM 106.9 in Walewale.
Tune in to broadcasts online: asaaseradio.com, Sound Garden and TuneIn.

Follow us on Twitter: @asaaseradio995 (Accra), @asaase985ksi (Kumasi), @asaase997tamale (Tamale), @asaase1003 (Cape Coast) and AsaasePa1073
Instagram: asaaseradio995 (Accra), Asaase985ksi (Kumasi), asaase1003 (Cape Coast), asaase997tamale (Tamale) and Asaasepa107.3
LinkedIn: company/asaaseradio995

TikTok: @asaaseradio99.5
Live streaming on facebook.com at asaase99.5 (Accra), asaase985ksi (Kumasi), Asaase100.3 (Cape Coast), asaase99.7 (Tamale) and AsaasePa107.3. Also on YouTube: AsaaseXtra.
Join the conversation. Call Accra (020 000 9951 or 054 888 8995) or WhatsApp (020 000 0995). Call Kumasi (059 415 7985) or WhatsApp (020 631 5260). Call or WhatsApp Cape Coast (059 388 2652).

#AsaaseRadio
#AsaasePa
#TheVoiceofOurLand

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

ALLOW OUR ADS