By Shami Makombe
A CAG bus heading to Gokwe along the Gokwe-Siyabuwa highway rammed into a commuter omnibus, killing one passenger and injuring five others.
Police have confirmed the incident which took place this Monday morning.
In a statement and accident scene memo which HourlyHits has seen, the driver of the CAG bus was following the kombi too closely.
When the kombi turned right at an intersection, the bus driver had little room to manouvre and rammed into the rear of the kombi.
Midlands Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident.
“A female adult died on the spot while five others were injured when a Toyota Hiace they were travelling in was hit by a bus along Gokwe-Siabuwa Road,” Mahoko said.
“Isaac Munyamana aged 43 was driving a Toyota Hiace along Gokwe-Siabuwa Road with five passengers on board while Rufaro Charangwa (42) was driving a CAG bus with 63 passengers. Both vehicles were heading towards Gokwe centre.
“When the Toyota Hiace tried to turn right at a junction, it was hit by the bus from behind and was dragged off the road.”
Mahoko said Dambudzo Zengeya died on the spot while five others including the kombi driver were injured. The deceased and the injured were ferried to Gokwe South District Hospital.
Meanwhie, Mahoko has most highway accidents occur as a result of speeding, misjudgement, inattention and following the next vehicle too closely.
Police remind motorists that road safety is a collective responsibility and all motorists must follow road regulations and be cautious and alert all the time while on the road.