About 78 people in the Ashanti region have perished in road fatalities in the first quarter of 2016.
The region recorded 393 motto accident cases involving 300 commercial vehicles, 200 private vehicles and 59 motto cycles.
Majority of the surviving victims of the 393 accidents have also had their limbs amputated.
Disclosing these worrisome figures to Ultimate News, the Ashanti Regional Manager of the Road Safety Commission, Kwame Obeng Asiamah noted that the figures can be reduced provided stakeholders intensify road safety education across the country.
‘Provisions statistics from the police Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) from January to march in Ashanti Region we had 393 accident cases, 300 of them were commercial, and 200 were private vehicles and 59 were motor cycles, out of this we lost 78 lives, 300 people got injured, majority of these had their legs amputated, have to intensify education, it’s a collective responsibility, this is the time for us to come together as citizens to prevent accident,’ he explained.