Bulawayo records three accidents in one day

05 Jul, 2022 - 16:07 0 Views
Bulawayo records three accidents in one day Inspector Abednico Ncube


Mashudu Mambo

BULAWAYO recorded three road accidents on Saturday that resulted in one death and three injuries as a result of suspected negligent driving.

B-Metro gathered that on the day in question and at around 7pm, a 22-year-old man from Nkulumane 12 suburb who was driving a Honda fit along Godlwayo Road with one passenger on board hit a 53-year-old pedestrian, who was crossing Godlwayo road.

The pedestrian fell on the right side of the road, while the car veered off the road and hit a precast wall of a nearby house before it landed on its roof inside the yard.

As a result of the accident the pedestrian sustained multiple fractures, burst abdomen and died on the spot.

His body was ferried to United Bulawayo Hospitals mortuary for post mortem. The driver sustained bruises all over his body and was taken to Mpilo Hospital. The passenger did not sustain any injuries.

In the other accident which occurred on the same day and at around 5.30 pm, along Guqula road near Charleston Private School in Nkulumane 10 suburb, a 26-year-old driver hit a 22-year-old pedestrian who was walking on the left side of the road.

The pedestrian who was hit from behind sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mpilo Hospital where his condition was said to be stable.

The third accident involved a car and a cyclist, which occurred at around 430 pm along Khami road near Emthunzini.

A 34-year-old man from Queenspark East who was driving a Nissan X09 along Khami Road with three passengers hit a 21-year-old cyclist who was cycling along the same road.

The cyclist fell on the tarmac and sustained injuries on his left hand and pain in the back. He was taken to Mpilo Hospital for treatment.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the three accidents and urged motorists to avoid speeding on the roads.

“I can confirm that the police are investigating three road accidents where one person was killed and three others were severely injured. It is disturbing to note that all the three accidents were a result of negligence on the part of drivers which cost a life.


“All these accidents could have been avoided had the divers exercised care and attention. We urge motorists to avoid speeding and pay enough attention while driving to avoid unnecessary loss of life and also remember that they are not the only road users,” he said.

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