ALBERT ADAMS AND GRACE ABENA EHROMAH
V.
MICHAEL OPPONG RAIN AND JAKA INVESTMENT LIMITED

(2017) JELR 65492 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO.BC 252/2014 ·  9 Mar 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KWEKU T. ACKAAH-BOAFO JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
1st defendant
evidence
bernard sarpong
defendants
police accident report
mr. baaki umar
supreme court
behalf of the 2nd defendant
burden of persuasion
evidence act
korle bu teaching hospital
statement of claim
baaki umar
cross-examination
death of the deceased
plaintiff’s claim
principle of law
private car
witness statements
2nd defendant jaka investment limited
above common law principle
case of saoud brothers
case of the plaintiff
common sense
deceased sustained injuries
driver of nissan sentra
given case
high speed
honourable court
joint statement of defence
leave of the court
legal fees
legal principles
notice of entry of appearance
particulars of negligence
payment of gh
plaintiff’s application
plaintiff’s case
plaintiffs’ family member
respectful view
result of the negligence
said vehicle
sufficient evidence
traffic lights
trial date
vehicle accident

JUDGMENT

Introduction:

[1] To lose a loved one is to be bereaved, and the emotional experience including coming to terms with the loss is in the realm of grief. In this regard, the Plaintiffs as part of their grieving and to finally come to terms with the loss of their beloved family member have brought this action against the Defendants herein.

This action arises out of a vehicle accident that occurred on October 24, 2012, when the Plaintiffs’ family member, Bernard Sarpong was knocked down, sustained some injuries and subsequently died from his injuries. The accident occurred when the deceased was crossing the road as a pedestrian at McCarthy Hill Junction, Accra. The vehicle was being driven by the 1st Defendant, Michael Oppong Rain, and owned by the 2nd Defendant Jaka Investment Limited. The deceased was injured and was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra but died in the course of receiving treatment. A police accident report was prepared but there is no evidence that a…

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