Motor rider knocks down a nurse in Tema

Betty Appiah, a 32-year-old nurse with the Tema Medical Centre, was on Wednesday knocked down by a motor rider on the Tema General Hospital road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Awal Osah, 41-year-old, motor rider, failed to give way to the nurse who was attempting to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing markings and ended up knocking her down.

According to the Tema Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), at about 14:20 hours, the suspected rider was in charge of Royal motorbike with registration number M-17 GT 1062 and was riding along the Tema General Hospital road from Community five.

He was riding towards the Ashaiman direction with his son, Sule Osah, 14-year-old, as a pillion rider.

Upon getting to a section of the road before the Community Seven traffic light intersection, he failed to stop and give way to the nurse.
The suspected rider, pillion rider and the nurse sustained various degrees of injuries and are all currently on admission at the Tema General Hospital receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, the MTTD has revealed that 39 persons in the Tema Police Region died as a result of road accidents between January and March this year, Sergeant Richard Timinka, MTTD has disclosed.

Explaining the accident data in terms of gender; Sgt. Timinka said out of the 39 deaths recorded; four were males aged below 18 years old, and 25 were 18 years old and above. Two females below 18 years old; and 18 others who were 18 years old and above also died.


The numbers are very huge la , something has to be done. Motor accidents are one of the major factors of these road accident, most loads riders in Ghana are not experience the little they’ve learnt about the motor they take on the road and be causing a whole lot of crisis.

He killed 32 year old just like that, a nurse for that matter. The okada or motor riders in this country feel they own the roads. They won’t you pedestrians the right of way even if the traffic light says so. The recklessness of these guys on the roads must be stopped by Ghana Police MTTD department