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TRAGEDY IN GHANA-Police officer, pregnant wife, daughter perish in gory accident,new born baby survives

A Police officer, his pregnant wife, their 3-year-old daughter and their nephew died in a horrible accident on the Adabraka road Sunday dawn.

The Police officer identified as Sergeant Francis Essuman 42, with his nephew Kobby 21, and their daughter Wilhelmina 3, were accompanying his pregnant wife, Elizabeth Essuman, 36, to the hospital to deliver when the accident occurred.

According to Chief Inspector Lilly Rockson in an interview with Adom News said, the pregnant woman delivered a bouncing baby boy in the taxi half way to the hospital prompting them to panic.

In a bid to quickly get her to the hospital to avert any complications, the taxi driver was compelled to speed but ended up crushing into a Sprinter bus which was on top speed from Tudu in Accra.


The taxi, according to reports, somersaulted several times killing the Police officer, his nephew and daughter on the spot.

His wife, Elizabeth however died en route to the Police hospital.

But the new born baby and the taxi driver miraculously survived the crush and are currently at the Ridge hospital receiving treatment.

Chief Inspector Lilly Rockson said she is still in shock because in her 35 years in the police service, she has not seen such a miracle.

“the baby did not have any scratch on his body; I have been in the police service for 35 years but i have not seen such a miracle before” she added.

Meanwhile, families of the deceased are in a state of shock and are yet to come to terms with the unfortunate incident.

Distraught father of the woman, Anthony Mensah said he is still in shock but believes God knows best.

Also, brother of the late police officer, Pastor Prince Twumasi expressed shock at the sudden demise of his brother and his family.

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