Source: Joy Online
The Chief Justice of Russia, who got severely injured in a motor accident in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, has been admitted at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. He is currently at the Intensive Unit, government has confirmed.
Justice Viacheslav Mikhailovic Lebedev was one of the guest speakers at an annual Ghana Bar Association conference and was returning to Accra when the accident occurred.
“The Rt. Hon Lebedev who is currently at the intensive care unit of the 37 Military Hospital was brought to Accra through an emergency Airlift conducted by the Ghana Airforce. He is in stable condition.”
Joy News has learnt the accident occurred at about 4:45pm Monday after a Tiper truck crossed the Chief Justice’s convoy.
He was first sent to a Volta Regional Hospital for treatment, but was later airlifted by a military aircraft to the 37 Military Hospital.
Joy News’ Volta Regional Correspondent Mawuli Agbi, reported that the Chief Justice Lebedev was said to be in serious pains.
His security guard was said to have also sustained serious injuries in the accident.
Justice Lebedev is the head of a four member delegation on a four day visit to Ghana.
Meanwhile Russian authorities have dispatched an air ambulance to convey its Chief Justice Viacheslav Lebedev who is currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the 37 military hospital back to Russia.
He was injured in a car crash Kpetomi Junction, near Tsito in the Volta Region on Monday.
The ambulance is expected in the country later today.
The Russian Chief Justice was involved in an accident on his way to Accra from Ho after opening a Ghana Bar Association conference on Monday.
The accident is said to have occurred when a tipper truck veered into the lane of Justice Lebedev’s convoy.
Deputy Information Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu tells Joy News the accident will not spark any diplomatic row between Ghana and Russia.
He said Justice Lebedev for now “continues to receive the best of medical attention” as the country awaits the arrival of the air ambulance.
He described the accident as “unfortunate and regrettable”, adding that investigation is underway to bring the culprit to book.