Speeding car crashes against guard and his bike
A security guard manning a local bank’s premises in Chinhoyi was Monday morning killed on the spot after being run over by a car.
The car veered off the road and crashed against a pavement concrete block, where the guard was pumping pressure into his bicycle tyres. The car, driven by a Chinhoyi University of Technology student, overturned in the process.
Abinara Munyangamiri, aged 44, had just left his work station after completing his day’s duties when death sadly visited him.
Ignatius Munguta (23) lost control of his vehicle, a Toyota Corolla EQ, at around 7am on Monday, and knocked down the security guard.
Munguta sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital where he is still admitted.
Varsity student was speeding in town centre
Mashonaland West provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove, confirmed the incident.
“Munguta was alone, driving from Chinhoyi, towards the Karoi direction.
The wrecked car which knocked down and killed the security guard.
“Upon reaching the 116km peg, he lost control of the vehicle and it swerved to the right and towards the BancABC car park.
“Munguta hit Munyangamiri, who was standing on the pavement, and he died on the spot,” she said.
Inspector Chitove said the vehicle then overturned and landed on its roof.
Boy was on a joyride with a borrowed car
Witnesses say Munguta was speeding.
“He (Munyangamiri) was hit by the speeding vehicle when he was about to ride his bicycle to go home.
“The car was heading towards the Karoi direction and everything just happened in a split second,” said one witness.
Another witness, Memory Kadengure, described Munyangamiri, as a humble man.
“I know him from my neighbourhood as a down-to-earth man. We rushed to inform his wife, Mai Wadiwa,” said Kadengure.
Close friends of Munguta, who preferred anonymity, told H-Metro the car he was driving belongs to a woman who stays in Chinhoyi.
“The car does not belong to Munguta. The owner of the vehicle is a well-known woman in town.
“We suspect he was on a joyride and it’s sad that it ended in tragedy like this,” said one of Munguta’s friends.