Passenger Thrown Out During Police Kombi Chase

A Masvingo man broke his leg after being thrown out of a kombi that was engaged in a high-speed chase with a police vehicle at Caravan Park recently.

According to Masvingo Mirror, Jealousy Mashiri of Mucheke and three other passengers were thrown out of the vehicle after it rammed into a signpost.

Mashiri is now admitted to Masvingo Provincial Hospital with a fractured leg.

Masvingo Police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa professed ignorance over the matter.

However, Masvingo Mirror reported sources saying some of the passengers were taken to Masvingo Central Police Station and later released.

The kombi was reportedly taken to the VID after the accident. A source is quoted as saying:

The vehicle was parked next to Masvingo Magistrates Court when a speeding Police truck arrived.

Police officers began hitting the kombi with their batons and the driver drove away towards Nyika at high speed but he hit a rock at Caravan Park and the vehicle nearly overturned at the edge of the road before hitting a Shakashe River signpost causing the door to fall off throwing out passengers.

A lawyer who spoke to the publication said police are not allowed to engage in high-speed chases with vehicles carrying passengers.

More: Masvingo Mirror

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