Police Announce Death Of 8 People In 3 Road Accidents

Police Announce Death Of 8 People In 3 Road Accidents
Police Announce Death Of 8 People In 3 Road Accidents

Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. Eight (8) people died in three separate road accidents which occurred on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of December 2022.

In a report seen by Pindula News, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the accidents happened along Bulawayo – Beitbridge Road, Masvingo – Beitbridge Road and Harare Mutare Road. Reads the statement:

The ZRP reiterates that drivers should exercise caution when driving on the roads. On 17/12/22, ZRP Gwanda recorded a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at the 92 km peg along Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road where a motorist driving a Toyota Quest vehicle towards Bulawayo, with six passengers on board, encroached onto the oncoming lane resulting in a collision with a Scania Irza bus which was travelling towards Beitbridge and a Mazda Sedan vehicle, with five passengers on board, travelling towards Bulawayo. Four passengers who were in the Toyota Quest car died on the spot, while five people were injured.

In another case, two people died in a road traffic accident where a motorist driving a Renault Chendero vehicle collided with a bus after trying to overtake the bus while there was an oncoming vehicle at the 60 km peg along Masvingo- Beitbridge Road on 17/12/22 at 0700 hours.

Similarly, on 16/12/22 at 1920 hours, two people died when a motorist driving a Freightliner truck lost control of the vehicle and encroached onto the oncoming lane where the truck crashed four vehicles, a Toyota Raum, Toyota Vitz, Nissan Caravan, and a Toyota Landcruiser Prado. The accident occurred along Harare- Mutare Road, near NOIC Mabvuku.

Accidents usually increase during the festive season as travellers will be hurrying to reach their destinations. Some motorists will be drunk increasing the chances of human error.

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