A 73-year-old woman has been reported dead after a taxi lost control and rammed into her at her corner shop at Apaa near Jamasi in the Sekyere South District in the Ashanti Region.
The victim, Yaa Adoma, was said to have closed her provision shop business for the day when the sad incident occurred.
According to the Agona District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Francis Akwasi Asante, who confirmed the incident to The Mirror on Thursday, Adoma lost her life last Sunday night.
“The entire Apaa Township was in a total blackout when the incident happened.
“The woman had closed for the day around 11:30 p.m. and was locking the kiosk when the KIA Rio taxi with registration number AW 2389-12 from nowhere, ran into the kiosk.
“The taxi with four passengers on board was from Kyekyewere heading towards Kumasi.
“Upon reaching the Apaa Township, the driver, Alex Tetteh, 30, lost control and ran into the kiosk, where Adoma was standing.
“Adoma was rushed to the Asamang SDA Hospital but was referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) but was pronounced dead on arrival.
“The passengers sustained minor injuries.
“The remains of the deceased have since been deposited at the mortuary of the Pope John Paul Hospital at Jamasi pending autopsy,” the Police Commander added.