EIGHTEEN students sustained various degrees of injury yesterday when a driver ignored police signals to stop and drove his vehicle into a procession of students in Asante Mampong.
The condition of three of the injured who are receiving medical attention at the Mampong Hospital is said to be serious.
Kwasi Agyei, 28, who was in charge of the Urvan mini bus which did the damage, was said to be driving at top speed in the centre of the town.
The Mampong Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police Mr Edward Oduro Kwateng, told the Daily Graphic that the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m.
He said students of the St Monica’s Schools in Mampong, made up of the junior high school, the senior high school and the teacher training college, as well as those of the Mampong Midwifery School, were on their annual procession.
When the procession reached a point near the lorry park, Agyei, driving the Urvan bus with registration number AS 4656 P, appeared at the far end of the road at top speed.
Sensing danger, the police kept signalling the driver to slow down but he ignored them and ran into the procession.
The injured included a lady who was selling mobile phone credit cards by the roadside.
The driver is assisting the police in investigations.