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Surviving Driver In Accident That Claimed 34 Lives Jailed One Year

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has sentenced the driver in the accident that claimed 34 lives at Dompoase on the Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway in January 2020 to one year in prison.

The convict, Mark Mireku, 45, was found guilty on 34 counts of dangerous driving by the court on Monday, June 8, 2020.

He was also fined GH¢17,280 or in default serve an additional 12 years in prison on 18 counts of negligently causing harm.

The court has also banned him from operating as a commercial driver for life.

Mark was driving a Hyundai bus with registration number GN 3780-10 on January 14, 2020 when in an attempt to over-take another vehicle collided with a Man Diesel bus with registration number GR 5704-18.

The accident claimed 34 lives, while 54 others suffered serious injuries.

The deceased included 20 male adults, 11 female adults and three children, made up of two females and a male.


Source: Graphic Online

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