A Highlanders Football Club supporter lost his life after the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in an accident on Sunday around 9 pm.
The Highlanders supporters were travelling from Bulawayo to Gwanda after attending the 0-0 draw match between their club and Caps United. Reports indicate that their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a Toyota Hilux along the Bulawayo-Gwanda Road.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the accident. She said:
The accident occurred when the driver of the Toyota Regius was trying to overtake and encroached onto the lane of the oncoming vehicle.
This led to the two vehicles colliding head-on. As a result of the accident, the driver of the Toyota Regius sustained serious head and neck injuries and died on the spot while the Toyota Hilux driver suffered head injuries and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital where he is admitted.
… Five passengers from both vehicles sustained injuries on their heads, backs and sustained bruises all over their bodies and were ferried to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for treatment.
The police urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution on the roads to avoid loss of life.