By Lloyd Takawira
A Bakers’ Inn delivery truck travelling along the Harare-Bulawayo Road towards Kadoma with two passengers on board had a head-on collision with a Harare-bound Toyota Granvia, leading to five dying on the spot.
The accident occurred at the 123-kilometre peg along the Harare-Bulawayo Road yesterday after the delivery truck driver swerved and encroached into the oncoming traffic lane.
Deputy national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Blessmore Chishaka confirmed the accident.
“Circumstances are that a male adult was driving a delivery truck along Harare-Bulawayo Road towards Kadoma with two passengers on board.
“On approaching the 123-kilometre peg, the truck driver swerved to the right encroaching into the lane of oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision with a Toyota Granvia that was travelling in the opposite direction.”
“The Toyota Granvia had 15 people on board and four people, including the driver, died on the spot while one other person died on admission at Kadoma Hospital.
“Two passengers who were in the truck and eight from the Toyota Granvia were injured. Four of the injured were referred to Kadoma Hospital and the other eight were referred to Chegutu Hospital.”
Police urged motorists to be cautious on the roads and to avoid overloading and speeding.