A driver ran over pedestrians on a pavement at the Ejisu Intersection in the Ashanti Region. Kwame Agyemang, 54, was driving a Toyota Corolla saloon car when he jumped the red light.
One of the victims, 62-year-old Kwaku Duku, was pronounced dead when he was rushed to the hospital. Four others were admitted after sustaining varied degrees of injuries.
The accident was recorded a few hours after the activation of new traffic lights at what used to be the Yaa Asantewaa Roundabout on the main Kumasi-Accra highway.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital for autopsy.