The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has confirmed that 2,924 lives were lost through road crashes in 2021.
In an official release, the MTTD indicated that this is a 12.94% rise compared to last two years’ statistics which state that 2,589 people got killed.
It has also emerged that 15,680 people are battling various degrees of injury. This is also a 1.05% rise compared to the 2020 injury figure which was 15,517.
Out of the 2,924 deaths recorded last year, 1,266 deaths and 4,758 injuries were as a result of motorcycle-related crashes.
A total of 2,930 pedestrians were knocked down. Again, 28,152 vehicles were involved in road carnages last year. This is an 11.93 per cent jump compared to figures in 2020.
The Ashanti Region was the worst hit as 606 persons got killed with 3,890 injured.
The Eastern Region followed with 471 deaths and 2,598 injuries. In Greater Accra, 442 people were killed and 2,611 suffered injuries.
The least recorded mortality was in the North East Region. A total of 18 deaths were recorded with 57 people sustaining injuries.
The Oti Region recorded the second least mortality with 20 deaths and 19 injuries. Let’s stop road accidents now!