The Reported Incidence Of Vehicular Accident At Techiman Holy Family Hospital In The Techiman Municipal Of The Brong Ahafo Region

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

An Accident is an unpremeditated event resulting in a recognizable injury (World Health Organization, 1957). Vehicular accident is an unexpected event which produces unintended injury, death or property damage involving one or more vehicles on the road. Motor vehicle registration in Ghana is increasing rapidly as the population grows contributing to a rise in the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities. According to the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) 2011, the country had 1.3 million registered vehicles, a figure which grew by 10% annually, presenting road safety concerns. However, the main source of transportation in Ghana is by road. Sarpong (2003) stated that, road transportation caters for 96% of national freight tonnage and 97% of passenger traffic. Abissath (2012) stated in Data Journalism Application and Road Safety in Ghana that; research showed that in 2001, Ghana was rated as the second highest road traffic accident prone nation among six West African countries, with 73 deaths per 1000 accidents. Meanwhile, present statistics on annual death on road accident in Ghana is too alarming as the British Medical Journal once reported that more people die in road traffic accidents than malaria worldwide.

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Solomon, A (2021). The Reported Incidence Of Vehicular Accident At Techiman Holy Family Hospital In The Techiman Municipal Of The Brong Ahafo Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-reported-incidence-of-vehicular-accident-at-techiman-holy-family-hospital-in-the-techiman-municipal-of-the-brong-ahafo-region

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Solomon, Asante "The Reported Incidence Of Vehicular Accident At Techiman Holy Family Hospital In The Techiman Municipal Of The Brong Ahafo Region" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-reported-incidence-of-vehicular-accident-at-techiman-holy-family-hospital-in-the-techiman-municipal-of-the-brong-ahafo-region. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Solomon, Asante . "The Reported Incidence Of Vehicular Accident At Techiman Holy Family Hospital In The Techiman Municipal Of The Brong Ahafo Region". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 23 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-reported-incidence-of-vehicular-accident-at-techiman-holy-family-hospital-in-the-techiman-municipal-of-the-brong-ahafo-region >.

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Solomon, Asante . "The Reported Incidence Of Vehicular Accident At Techiman Holy Family Hospital In The Techiman Municipal Of The Brong Ahafo Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-reported-incidence-of-vehicular-accident-at-techiman-holy-family-hospital-in-the-techiman-municipal-of-the-brong-ahafo-region