A Kombi driver was arrested this week after he ran over a 7 year old boy along the Mukumbura-Harare Highway on Sunday, Newsday reports.
Mashonaland Central province police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe said 62-year-old Chaparadza Zienderana (62) of Aerodrome in Bindura was speeding and he failed to apply breaks when he saw the young boy crossing the road. Ziendera’s failure to apply brakes lead to the death of the young Tafadzwa Sakupwanya who was crossing the road.
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Inspector Mudembe narrated the incident and said:
I can confirm a fatal road accident at the 58 kilometre peg where a seven-year-old boy succumbed to injuries sustained from the accident,
The now deceased Sakupwanya sustained chest pains and died as he was being rushed to Bindura provincial hospital for treatment.
We are urging motorists to travel at safe speed especially during this rainy season, life is precious, hence drive to remain alive.
Meanwhile, another accident that occurred on Sunday claimed the lives of 18 people 8 from the Rutsito family and 7 from the Chihembe family.