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Driver, Student Injured In The Boterekwa School Bus Accident

2 people, a bus driver and a student were injured when the bus that was ferrying Pakame High School Students rammed into a haulage truck at Boterekwa Hills in Shurugwi, The Herald reports.

The accident reportedly occurred around 1 PM yesterday and it was confirmed by Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said:

The accident occurred around 1pm today (yesterday) at Boterekwa in Shurugwi. The Inter Africa bus was following behind a truck and its brakes failed. The bus then smashed at the back of the truck, resulting in two people the driver and a student being injured.

Drivers should always be cautious, especially when driving on the roads like the one at Boterekwa. There is need for caution

The bus driver reportedly suffered a fractured left knee while the student has a minor knee injury. Schools have opened today for the writing classes and the rest of the students are expected to start on Monday next week.

More: The Herald 

 

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2 comments on “Driver, Student Injured In The Boterekwa School Bus Accident

  1. 1. Boterekwa is no more, the path simply needs to be destroyed and completely re-engineered and rebuilt.
    2. You have to be very sobber and extremely patient when driving through there nowadays because of point 1 above.
    3. Such accidents happen because of following too closely. Bus driver was most likely following too closely.

    1. I personally witnessed the accident. Actually the driver tried his best to see the souls in the bus. When he realized that his breaks were nolonger functional he tried to stop the bus by squeezing his front wheels against that barricade on his right of the road. Upon realizing that it failed to stop he was left with no option but to ram into the back of a stationary truck. . It’s unfortunate that the two got injured but kudoos to the experienced driver. Otherwise the worst blcould have happened.

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