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Schoolchild Dies, Four Others Injured After Being Hit By A Car At A Bus Stop

Schoolchild Dies, Four Others Injured After Being Hit By A Car At A Bus Stop

One schoolchild died on the spot while four others escaped with injuries after they were hit by a car while waiting for transport at the Zhombe East turnoff.

The Chronicle reports that the incident happened at a bus stop on Friday at the 50km peg, along the Kwekwe-Gokwe road around 4 PM.

The pupils, who were coming from school, were waiting at the bus stop for transport to take them home when the tragic incident happened.

Midlands Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident. He said:

One juvenile, who was on his way from school, died on the spot while four others were injured when they were hit by a motor vehicle while they were waiting for transport at a bus stop. The accident occurred at 50km peg on June 24 at around 4PM.

Insp Mahoko said Irvine Phiri (45) was driving a Mazda Familia motor vehicle along Gokwe – Kwekwe road with four passengers on board.

Upon approaching the 50km peg, he lost control resulting in the vehicle, veering off the road and hitting the five children.

All five children fell on the tarred road and Tinotenda Siphelani died on the spot while the other four sustained multiple injuries.

The matter was reported to the police while Siphelani’s body was conveyed to Zhombe Mission Hospital awaiting post-mortem.

The four injured were also rushed to the same hospital for treatment and were further referred to Kwekwe General Hospital for further management.

Police are appealing to drivers to exercise maximum caution and adhere to all road traffic regulations including reducing speed when approaching pedestrians and school children.

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9 Comments

Vybes Kartel 1 month ago

Such drivers must be jailed, why causing more and unbearable pain to parents who are already suffering from this devouring economy caused by mismanagement by ZANU pf crooks?


🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

Shame, RIP, drivers let's practice caution on the roads.


chipo 1 month ago

kazhinji kudakwa...mwari pindirai chokwadi
i travelled on the ..bus from byo.to hre and was sitting on the front sit, i.was able to see all what was happening on the road as we travelled.
Mistakes that drivers make as they drive can only be due to drinking or some other substances
God looks after his own.


🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

Mechanical fault

VYBES KARTEL 1 month ago

1. Influence of alcohol
2. Drugs
3. fatigue
4. Stress leading to lack of concentration

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

In this case the driver may be charged with culpable homicide, found guilty and sentenced to a jail term. His case would have been different if he had hit the children while they trying to cross the road. In this case he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and hit children who were standing off the road.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Dgos 1 month ago

Ko chamisa apinda pap pakutsikwa kwevana

VYBES CARTEL 1 month ago

Bush lawyer.

GG 1 month ago

MHDSRIP...A lot still need to be done to mitigate road accidents


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