Six people died on the spot in the early hours on Wednesday while another person died on admission at Parirenyatwa Hospital when a commuter omnibus rammed into a haulage truck at the intersection of Bishop Gaul Street and Samora Machel Avenue in the capital.Four others were injured and were rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital.
National Traffic Police spokesperson, Inspector Tigere Chigome confirmed the accident which happened at 0440 hours.
Inspector Chigome said police suspect the driver of the Commuter Omnibus which was coming from Harareâ€™s Kuwadzana suburb was speeding and failed to stop at a robot controlled intersection resulting in him ramming into the haulage truck.
Six people in the commuter omnibus including the driver died at on the spot.
â€œDrivers should always avoid speeding and take hid of road signs no matter what time of the day they are travelling, we suspect the driver of the commuter omnibus was speeding and failed to stop when he suddenly realised the haulage truck on the intersection,â€ said Inspector Chigome.
Inspector Chigome has warned drivers against speeding and ignoring robots and road signs as this may result in unnecessary loss of life.
He also called on transport operators to ensure that they have Passenger Insurance that will assist with funeral expenses and treatment of the injured in case of accidents.
Meanwhile, of the four people who were admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital, two have been discharged and the other two are in the neurology ward as they sustained serious head injuries.
Names of the deceased are being withheld as their next of keen have not been informed.