A police officer was killed while on duty at the Akwadum barrier on the Koforidua-Suhum highway in the Eastern Region.
General Constable Chris Quarshie, a police officer, died after being rushed to Accra’s 37 Military Hospital following the incident.
The accident happened around 12.10 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, while on duty with other colleagues.
Suspect driver John Adu Agyei, 53, was allegedly speeding from Koforidua to Suhum in an unregistered Toyota Tundra with DV number 3518c-21.
When he arrived at the Akwadum Police Check Point, he allegedly crashed into a barricade and knocked down a police officer.
The victim was injured and was rushed to Koforidua’s St. Joseph Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.
He was transferred the same day, around 7 a.m., to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for further treatment.
He died, Friday, December 10, 2021, around 1:00 a.m.
The body has been transported to a police hospital.
According to the Eastern Regional Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, the suspect driver is in police custody and is assisting with the investigation.