23 people were last night injured in two separate accidents that occurred at the same spot near Caves Hotel in Chinhoyi.

The first accident involved a Toyota Regius which drove past an intersection before hitting a tree, injuring all the 18 people on board.

In the second accident, a truck towing another vehicle veered off the road, hit a parked car at the accident scene before hitting two pedestrians and injuring three more passengers.

One of the injured pedestrians is prominent Specialist Surgeon, Dr Samuel Mvurume and his family member.

Dr Mvurume and others who were seriously injured were referred to Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare.

Mashonaland West Police Spokesman, Inspector Clemence Mabweazara confirmed the incident.