Nine persons sustained varying degrees of injury when a 207 Benz bus, with registration number GW 5057 X, was involved in an accident on the Graphic Road, near the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) head office in Accra, yesterday.
The bus, which had on board 23 persons, somersaulted as a result of a damage to its long shaft which came out of its outlet and hit the road.
Even though there were no fatalities, some of the passengers, including the driver and his mate, sustained some injuries.
The bus, which was heading towards Ablekuma-Nsakena from the CMB Market in Accra, was heavily damaged.
The incident attracted a large crowd to the scene after people had heard the bang that followed the accident.
The accident temporarily led to a heavy vehicular traffic on the Graphic Road.
An eyewitness, Mr Edward Ampadu, told the Daily Graphic that the bus was moving at a normal speed when the long shaft came out of its outlet.
“I saw the shaft remove and all of a sudden, the vehicle rolled over and over again,” he said.
A passenger on board the bus, Ms Diana Wuda, said the bus was in motion when they suddenly heard sounds of a breakage beneath it.
“All of a sudden the driver could not control the steering wheel and the bus started behaving strangely. We all started shouting frantically and some even started to cry. The bus finally somersaulted and I sustained cuts at the back of my hands,’’ she added.
Corporal Daniel Adawu of the Ministries Divisional Police Headquarters told the Daily Graphic that the injured passengers had been conveyed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The police also arranged for a towing car to remove the bus from the middle of the road.