Irate residents of Adenta and Madina in Accra have blocked the main Adenta-Madina-Aburi highway in protest of the increasing fatal accidents on that road.

The protest started Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was knocked down and killed on the highway.

The residents blocked the highway as part of the protest, burnt tyres and made it impossible for vehicles to use the highway.

Police detailed to the scene had a hectic time bringing the situation under control.

The deceased was said to be a 22-year-old student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) who was attempting to cross the highway after going to the school to get registered for the gold track (batch) under the free senior high school programme.

The body has since been picked up by the Adenta police MTTD.

This comes after a young lady, was on Friday night reportedly knocked down by a car on the Adenta stretch of the Madina-Adenta-Aburi highway and killed in a similar way.

The lady, popularly referred to as Ataa, was said to be crossing the highway with her boyfriend at the area near the SDA Intersection when the vehicle knocked her down at about 8pm.

Passers-by claimed that another speeding vehicle run over her when she fell upon the first impact.


Source: Ghana/