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17-Year-Old Bus Driver Runs Over, Kills Boy (7)

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Two Trucks Collide, Killing Three

A 17-year-old Mbare boy who was driving a bus with one passenger on board struck and killed a 7-year-old boy on Monday in the same suburb.

The now-deceased boy was playing football with friends along a street in the high-density suburb.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) revealed the tragic incident Tuesday via their official Twitter page but did not give further details on it. Police said:

POLICE IN HARARE ARE INVESTIGATING A FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN WHICH AN AVM DAF BUS, WITH ONE PASSENGER ON BOARD AND BEING DRIVEN BY A TEENAGER (17) HIT A BOY (7) WHO WAS PLAYING SOCCER ON THE EXTREME LEFT SIDE OF HARARE STREET NEAR GWINYAI PRIMARY SCHOOL, MBARE ON 05/12/22. THE VICTIM DIED ON THE SPOT.

In an unrelated incident, 6 people died while 9 others were injured when a truck rammed into a commuter omnibus along the Kwekwe-Gokwe Highway on Sunday afternoon.

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5 people who were aboard the Kwekwe-bound Nissan Caravan died on the spot while another one died upon admission at Kwekwe General Hospital.

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ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident which happened at the 60km peg just outside Kwekwe. The Chronicle quoted Asst Comm Nyathi as saying:

THE ZRP CONFIRMS A FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED AT THE 60KM PEG ALONG KWEKWE-GOKWE ROAD ON 3 DECEMBER 2022 AT AROUND 1300 HOURS, WHERE SIX PEOPLE DIED WHILE NINE OTHERS WERE INJURED.

A MOTORIST WHO WAS DRIVING A SCANIA RIGID TRUCK TOWARDS KWEKWE WITH ONE PASSENGER ON BOARD RAMMED INTO A NISSAN CARAVAN VEHICLE TRAVELLING IN THE SAME DIRECTION WITH 14 PASSENGERS ON BOARD.FIVE PASSENGERS FROM THE NISSAN CARAVAN VEHICLE DIED ON THE SPOT, WHILE ANOTHER DIED ON ADMISSION AT KWEKWE GENERAL HOSPITAL.

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