Two soldiers were on Monday night involved in a ghastly accident, when the saloon car they were driving skidded off the road and ran into a wall mangling the car in the process.
The driver had cuts and bruises on the face, while his colleague on the passenger’s seat at the front side had his lower and upper limbs badly damaged.
The accident happened at the Deliman Fuel Station, a few meters from the Avenor Junction in Accra.
Eyewitnesses said the car, with registration number AS 7603 V, was speeding towards Kwame Nkrumah Circle when it run into the defence wall of the fuel station, jumped over a 5-feet gutter to finally hit a wall at the edge of the gutter.
It then somersaulted in a detour across the gutter.
One of the eyewitnesses said they he to use iron bars, a cutlass and other improvised devices to cut part of the car before removing one of the victims who was trapped in the car.
Ibrahim Manaba, a security man at the Deliman Oil, who was at the scene when the accident happened, said just as the car passed him in a flash, he heard a bang.
“The car passed at a top speed and of a sudden, hit the wall and somersaulted.
We rushed to the scene and raised it and removed the driver and the other person. They were both soldiers,” he said.
Eric Owusu Mensah, a driver who chanced on the accident, said some police personnel who went to the scene, called the Ghana National Fire Service to help remove the victims.