The Western Regional Directorate of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has confirmed that 122 lives were lost through road crashes in 2021 in the region as compared to 111 in 2020, representing an increase of 11.
In an official release made available to iGOGHANA, the NRSA indicated that 907 crashes were reported from January to December in 2021 as compared to 972 in 2020 representing a decrease of 65 whiles 728 persons were injured in 2021 as against 867 in 2020 representing a decrease in 139.
It said the 907 crashes in 2021 involved 1,211 vehicles killing 122 people and 728 persons sustaining various degrees of injuries. About 227 pedestrians were also knocked down in 2021.
The breakdown of the cases reported in the year is commercial vehicles involved – 608; private vehicles involved – 603 and motorcycle involved – 430.
Nana Akua Ansaah, Western Regional Manager of NRSA who signed the release said with combined efforts with the media in educating the public, the region was able to make some reductions in the number of crashes and injuries with a slight increase in the deaths recorded.
She, therefore, thanked the media and their team for their hard work and dedication towards the reduction of road traffic crashes in the region.
She also called on the media for their continuous support to prevent the increase in deaths to make the Western Regional Road Safety situation much better for our collective good.