The Upper West Regional Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) ASP Emelia Gyekye has revealed that a worrying trend in the region was broken down and abandoned vehicles parked on the road by owners.
She said a number of motorbike riders especially within the Wa Municipality end up running into such abandoned vehicles usually at night without knowing.
She therefore advised motorists in the region to minimise their speed at all times especially at night to prevent such needless accidents and deaths recorded in the region.
ASP Emelia Gyekye made this known to radio Progress in an interview on Wednesday in Wa .
In a related development the Wa Municipality recorded twenty (20) road accidents in the second quarter of 2017 as against 29 road crashes that were recorded in the first quarter of the year.
Out of the number of accidents recorded in the municipality 6 cases were fatal, 8 serious and 6 minor cases.
Six lives were lost through accidents in the second quarter of the year as against 16 lives that were lost in the first quarter of 2017.
Most of the accidents reported in the municipality involved motorbikes followed by private cars owners and commercial vehicles.