In an unfortunate incident that occurred in Crowhill in Borrowdale, a speeding bulk water delivery truck hit 2 teenagers aged 13 and 14 who were cycling at the intersection of Crowhill Road and Firstly Drive, The Herald reports. The 14-year-old died on the spot while the 13-year-old died on admission at Parirenyatwa Hospital.
ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the sad incident and said:
We are saddened by an accident that took the lives of two children, one aged 14 and the other 13. The accident took place on the intersection of Crowhill Road and Firstly Drive in Borrowdale. It is said that a bulk water supplier truck was speeding along Crowhill and wanted to turn into Firstly Drive and hit a bicycle that was being ridden by the boys.
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The 14-year-old boy died on the spot while the other died a Parirenyatwa Hospital upon admission. It is very saddening and we would like to urge drivers to be cautious looking out on all sides of the road and knowing that the roads are also used by cyclists and pedestrians.
Residents who spoke to the publication said they wished the trucks were banned from their community:
The trucks are known for speeding as they compete to be first in queue to get water. Surely, we need to stop bulk water selling in residential areas.
More: The Herald