Chingwere Junction fatal accident claims 9 lives and leaves several injured
7 people have died in a fatal road accident which occured along the Great North Road at Chingwere Junction with several others injured and admitted to UTH and Chingwere First Level Hospitals.
Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that the Fatal Road Traffic Accident occurred today, 9th October, 2021 at about 18:40 hours along Great North road at Chingwere road junction.
Mr Hamoonga said involved was unknown male adult driver who was driving a Mitsubishi Rosa Passenger Service Vehicle bus registration number BAK 9787 who died on the spot and the bus was extensively damaged.
He said also involved were 29 passengers in the Rosa bus of which Eight unknown passengers sustained Fatal injuries, Two male adults, Three female adults, Two unknown male juveniles and One unknown female juvenile.
Mr Hamoonga said Seven dead bodies have been deposited in UTH mortuary whilst two bodies are in Chingwere level One mortuary (Deceased driver inclusive).
He furthermore said that 16 passengers in the Rosa bus sustained serious injuries in which Seven female adults and Nine male adults are all admitted in UTH.
Mr Hamoonga explains that also involved was unknown male adult driver who was driving a Howo truck and trailer registration number AOB 3515 and BAC 9616 T which was damaged and the driver is on the run.
“The accident occurred when the unknown driver for the Howo truck who was driving from North to South swerved to his right side lane in trying to avoid a small bus which was in front of him, in the process he lost control of the motor vehicle crossed the island went in the opposite lane and hit into a Rosa bus that was moving from South to North,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said that the bodies of the deceased driver and the passengers await identification and post mortem.