ZRP Statement On The Mukumbura Road & Juliasdale Road Traffic Accidents {Full Text}

FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS: 135KM PEG ALONG HARARE – MUKUMBURA ROAD AND 67KM PEG ALONG MUTARE JULIASDALE ROAD

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is greatly saddened by the loss of thirteen people who perished in two separate accidents which occurred on 5th March 2021.

In the first accident which occurred at the 135 km peg along Harare – Mukumbura Road, at around 1020 hours, a motorist who was driving a BMW motor vehicle towards Mt Darwin struck and killed six people, who include a pedestrian who had just disembarked from another vehicle and five others who were walking on the verge of the road.

One person was also injured and taken to Mt Darwin Hospital. The bodies of the deceased were also ferried to Mt Darwin Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

In the second accident which occurred at the 67km peg along Mutare – Juliasdale Road at around 1105 hours, the driver of a fuel tanker encroached into the lane of an oncoming Nissan NP300 which had nine people on board, resulting in a head-on collision.
Seven people from the Nissan NP300 motor vehicle died on the spot while two others were injured. The bodies of the deceased were taken to Bonda Mission Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

Names of the deceased are withheld until the next of kin have been advised.

Motorists are urged to be observant, exercise extreme caution and avoid speeding especially during this wet period.

It is the responsibility of drivers to be safety conscious on the roads.

[NYATHI. P] Assistant Commissioner
Senior Staff Officer [Press, Public and Int. Relations]
to the Commissioner-General of Police
POLICE GENERAL HEADQUARTERS

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