Four people tragically lost their lives in an accident on Friday morning in Murewa after the driver of a Toyota minibus lost control while trying to overtake another vehicle along the Murewa-Madicheche Road near Murewa Centre.
Mini Bus Speeding Before Fatal Crash
According to eyewitnesses, the minibus was travelling at high speed as it tried to overtake the other vehicle. Some of the passengers were thrown out of the vehicle as it rolled. The mini bus rolled several times, killing two passengers instantly and seriously injuring several others.
Driver and Another Passenger Died on Arrival at Murewa Hospital
Two of the injured, including the driver, died upon arrival at Murewa Hospital. One passenger has been transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, while the other two seriously injured passengers are still being treated at Murewa Hospital.
Police Confirm Fatal Accident
A spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police said,
“The ZRP reports a fatal road traffic accident that occurred at the five-kilometre peg along Murewa-Madicheche Rd on 14/04/23 at around 0900 hours where a motorist, who was driving a Toyota Quantum vehicle, with eight occupants, lost control of the vehicle,veered off the road and overturned several times before landing on its wheels. As a result of the accident, two people died on the spot and two upon admission at Murewa Hospital, while four others were severely injured. “
Importance of Road Safety
Road safety measures and regulations are critical to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers. “We urge all drivers to exercise caution and obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid such accidents in the future,” added the spokesperson.
Community Mourns the Loss of Four Lives
As investigations continue, the community mourns the loss of the four lives and hopes for a swift recovery for the injured passengers. “We were shocked to hear about the accident. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their loved ones. It’s a sad day for the community,” said a local resident.
Lesson to Drivers
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to be vigilant and cautious on the roads.