It was a shocking turn of events on the night of Sunday, September 10, 2023, as award-winning Ghanaian musician Wendy Shay found herself in a harrowing accident on the ACP Estate and Kwabenya stretch in Accra. Eyewitnesses recounted the incident, shedding light on the details of the unfortunate collision that took place just past midnight.
The Accident Unfolds
Between the ACP Junction and the Kwabenya stretch, the road is typically clear at night, often tempting drivers to push their vehicles to top speeds despite the presence of police patrols. It was in this setting that the accident occurred. An eyewitness who was passing by the scene described the events leading up to the accident.
“I saw people gathered around a car a short distance away from the KNUST Accra Campus Junction. Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to investigate. To my surprise, I saw a lady emerging from the car with dreadlocked hair, much like Wendy Shay’s signature look,” the eyewitness explained. “As I approached closer, it became apparent that it was indeed Wendy Shay herself. The Wrangler she was driving bore a custom registration plate that read ‘Shay.'”
Wendy Shay in Pain
The eyewitness, Prince Obimpeh, further recounted his encounter with the injured musician. “Wendy Shay was visibly in pain, especially her head, which had hit the dashboard during the collision. She couldn’t provide many details about the accident due to her condition,” he said during a live interview on UTV’s United ShowBiz.
The Collision with a Tipper Truck
As for the circumstances surrounding the accident, the eyewitness explained that Wendy Shay’s Wrangler collided with a tipper truck loaded with sand, which was facing her direction. It appeared that she had attempted to evade the oncoming truck, resulting in the collision. “Fortunately,” the eyewitness added, “a gutter by the road prevented her car from toppling over completely.”
A Mangled Wrangler with Custom Registration
A video shared by UTV from the accident scene displayed the extent of the damage to Wendy Shay’s Jeep Wrangler, which bore the custom registration plate “SHAY 21-19.” The front of the vehicle was mangled, serving as a stark reminder of the severity of the collision.
Immediate Medical Attention
Efforts were swiftly underway to transport Wendy Shay to a nearby health facility to receive the necessary medical attention. The accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety, especially during late-night hours when visibility may be limited, and the road is often frequented by high-speed traffic.
As fans and well-wishers await updates on Wendy Shay’s condition, our thoughts and prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. Road safety awareness remains a critical issue, and this incident underscores the need for vigilance and caution while driving, even in the most familiar of surroundings.