May 30, 2011

National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South, Hon. Fritz Baffour, has been involved in a near-fatal accident in the Northern Region.

The accident occurred on the evening of Saturday May 28, on the MP’s return to Accra.

The MP, who escaped unhurt, told Citi News he is only feeling some pains in his body.

According to him, the accident occurred between Wurigu and Bimsi and in the Northern Region when three men on separate bicycles, crossed his vehicle.

He said as his driver attempted to avoid crashing into the cyclists, the car swivelled severally but did not summersault.

He said his nephew and a cameraman travelling with him, sustained no minor but have gone to the Hospital for the necessary check-up.

“I am okay, I escaped unhurt and I am making sure that the vehicle is removed. We are alright and all the glories to God for saving us. I am going to go to the Hospital myself after the vehicle is removed off the road. We have to make sure it is removed so that it doesn’t pose a danger to other oncoming vehicles. I am alright so I don’t want us to panic too much about this” he noted.

Hon. Fritz Baffour becomes the third member of the ruling party to be involved in an accident on that particular road.

Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, and the Majority Leader in Parliament Hon. Cletus Avoka, both crashed their vehicles on that road within two days.

In Hon. Avoka’s case, he was treated and discharged the same day, whilst it took nearly a fortnight for Mr. Ayariga to be discharged after he went through a successful emergency surgery to stabilize his condition.