|17 injured in road-traffic accident|
|Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:43|
Seventeen people were injured when a commuter omnibus they were traveling in was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle along Seke road.
Police officers who were at the scene of the accident confirmed that four of the passengers in the 18 seater commuter omnibus were critically injured.
According to the driver of the commuter omnibus which was coming from Chitungwiza, an elderly white man who was approaching the main road from a side road did not give way as was expected leading to the crash.
“I was driving from Chitungwiza when an elderly man who was coming from the left side road did not give way to traffic in the main road and this caused a lot of confusion which resulted in the crash.,” said the omnibus driver.
The seriously injured people were sitting on the front seat. Some of the passengers who escaped with minor injuries said the impact of the crash resulted in the driver losing control.
When a ZBC News crew arrived at the scene of the accident, some of the critically injured passengers were being ferried by a Zimbabwe Republic Police truck to Harare and Parirenyatwa hospitals.
Though the City of Harare ambulances arrived well after the arrival of our news crew, the station medic, Mr. Aidan Gabida said they had responded swiftly to the report of the accident.
“We arrived at the scene of the accident immediately after we received a report. We have four people critically injured while the others sustained minor injuries,”said Mr. Gabida.
The country has lost many lives in numerous accidents across the country and police have encouraged drivers to exercise caution when driving.