An unknown driver has crashed a motor rider and his girlfriend on the Akyem Ettukrom stretch of the Koforidua to Bunso highway.
The rider died on the spot while the pillion passenger was seriously injured. However, both were found the next day almost eight hours after the incident.
Mybrytfmonline.com sources say the rider went to Kibi to pick his girlfriend to Osiem to merry as part of Ohum festivities but while returning around 10:00pm, a hit and run driver crashed them at Aboriturom area at Akyem Ettukrom.
The vehicle runs over the rider killing him instantly while the female pillion crashed into the bush.
The surviving victim Margaret Kessewaa was rushed to Hawa Memorial Hospital after she was found in the bush while the body of the deceased was deposited at the morgue.
An eyewitness said “they were knocked down by a car who failed to stop. The information reaching me is that the driver went to the Bunso police station to report himself of the incident.
Relatives of both the dead rider and the surviving lady had made numerous attempts to the police station but the police keep on telling them the driver is behind bars, my brother for almost one week now the relatives have not set eyes on the driver and the police keep on saying stories. Now the lady cannot afford the hospital bills and is really in pain. We want the driver so that the insurance of the car can cover her bills. We don’t even know if the driver is still with the police or had been released. The police claiming they have had the driver in custody for one week now had not even come to the hospital to take report neither had they even been there to just visit”
The Bunso MTTD is yet to respond to the allegations.