AMETOENENU AND ANOTHER
V.
STATE TRANSPORT CORPORATION

(1993) JELR 69461 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  8 Apr 1993 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1992 – 93] 4 GBR 1525 – 1531 C.A
CORAM
AMPIAH JA, ESSIEM JA, ADJABENG JA
Core Terms Beta
vehicle
evidence
trial judge
counsel
middle of the road
pw1
1st defendant
side of the road
advance warning
defendants-appellants
exhibit a
finding of negligence
learned trial judge
plaintiff-corporation
plaintiffs-respondents
road traffic regulations
users of the road
adequate warning guide
ample evidence
circumstances of the case
cross-examination
defence counsel
evidence of pw1
exhaustive cross-examination of pw1
extreme right
firm view
first ground of appeal
first witness
following issues
following particulars of negligence
halsbury’s laws
having regard
loss of the use of the bus
negligence of pw1
negligence of the plaintiffs
particulars of negligence
presence of the defendants
present case
proof of breach of a statutory provision
q on
record shows
registration number am
result of the accident
rough dusty road
said driver
servant of the 2nd defendant
servant of the state transport corporation
trial
value of the plaintiffs
weight of evidence

ADJABENG JA.

At about 11 am on 16 December 1986, William Karikari Appau, a driver and servant of the State Transport Corporation, the plaintiffs-respondents in this appeal, took charge of the corporation’s bus with registration number AM 9528 with passengers on board and started for Wa in the Upper West Region. He was, according to his evidence the only driver assigned to that bus that day. The said driver, who gave evidence as the first witness for the plaintiff, drove the vehicle till he reached a village called Sawla where he stopped to enable a passenger alight. According to this witness, he reached this village at about 10 pm. After the passenger had alighted, he took off again and when he had done about three miles, something happened. The witness said he saw the light of an on-coming vehicle. He continued as follows:

“I then dipped my head lights. It was a rough dusty road. I then gave way to the on-coming vehicle to pass by going to the right. As soon as the on coming vehicle pa…

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