A motor rider, Raymond Dodzi met his untimely death on the Hohoe-Fodome road in the Volta Region after a bullion van knocked him down.

According to sources, the van, which belonged to Agate Dabot Company, was transferring money from Ho to the Hohoe Branch of the Fidelity Bank.

While confirming the incident, the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Obeng Dickson, Commander of the Hohoe Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) said, the driver, a cashier, and a Police officer, were the occupants of the van with registration number GN 7144–17.

He said the driver in an attempt to avoid knocking the rider caused the van to somersault several times.

The Commander said the accident caused damages to boxes containing the cash with the impact forcing them to open.

But the occupants in an attempt to salvage the money were not successful as onlookers picked and called their friends to the scene.

He said information from the occupants of the bullion van revealed that they were travelling with an amount of about GH¢710,000.00 but were only able to retrieve GH¢218,232 after the incident.

ASP Obeng said a challenge facing the MTTD was lack of a vehicle to quickly respond to emergency cases within the Command.

He cautioned riders and drivers to always observe traffic regulations and abide by all road safety protocols.