On Tuesday morning, an 18-month-old girl died instantly after her father accidentally knocked her down while reversing his vehicle.
Tavagwisa Muziri, 44, hit the toddler with the rear bumper, killing her instantly.
Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko of the Midlands Provincial Police said the incident occurred at Muziri’s home in Ridgemont, Gweru.
“He was reversing his Toyota Hilux in the yard and it is alleged that during the process, he hit the deceased with a rear bumper, and she fell and died on the spot,” said Insp Mahoko.
In another case, police confirmed that a 27-year-old man knocked down a pedestrian while reversing.
“On April 4, at around 11am, Shepherd Hondo, of Mkoba 16 was driving a Toyota Hiace in Mkoba.
“He reversed and hit a pedestrian, Abraham Bushe, 70, of Mkoba 16.
“He sustained injuries and was rushed to Gweru Provincial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“We urge drivers to always look out and exercise due care when driving to prevent road accidents.”