Driver fined for “inconsiderate” driving

Ho, A Ho Circuit Court has fined Alfred Awunyo, a teacher, GH2,580 or in default serve six months in prison for causing the death of Mohammed Moro in a careless driving incident.

Madam Priscilla Dikro, the Presiding Judge, further ordered him to pay a compensation of G,500 to the bereaved family.

According to the facts of the case, the accused was on March 14, 2016 driving a Toyota Carina E salon car during a rainstorm with three people on-board from Ho towards Ave-Dakpa in the Akatsi North District.

The Court heard that on reaching the Wudome Customs check point, Awunyo moved into the other lane to avoid a Customs barrier and hit Moro who was riding a Sanya motorbike.

Moro’s left arm was chopped off as a result of the impact and he died a few hours after admission at the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho.

The Court was told that a post Mortem examination conducted on the deceased at the same hospital gave the cause of death as severe blood lost from amputated left upper limb in road traffic accident.

A duplicate docket of the case was forwarded to the Attorney General’s office and upon their advice, Awunyo was charged with careless driving and negligently causing harm.

The court found him guilty on his own plea and was fined 250 penalty units for careless driving and negligently causing harm.

Source: Ghana News Agency