One person has died on the spot in a fatal road traffic accident which happened along the Kafue Lusaka Road near Shimabala whilst three are battling for their lives at Kafue District Hospital.
The accident happened near daybreak farm yesterday when an ERF truck tried to avoid hitting into a stationed truck and hit head on into a Toyota Corolla which was heading towards Lusaka.
The accident which happened around 15.00 hours caused a heavy traffic jam for almost two hours as the main road got blocked.
A ZANIS reporter who rushed to the scene found traffic police officers struggling to remove bodies with the help of other motorists which were trapped in the smashed Toyota Corolla white in colour.
One of the passengers of the car died on the spot whilst the driver and other two other passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Kafue District Hospital.
Traffic police officers on the scene of the accident spoken to by ZANIS confirmed the death of one of the passengers but declined to give further details of the accident and victims saying they were still carrying out investigations.
An eye witness who saw the accident just a minute after it happened Bonaventure Kalaba told ZANIS that the accident happened as each of the vehicle tried to avoid hitting into a stationed truck which was in the middle of the road.
He said both of them did not see each collided head on.
Mr. kabala said as soon as the accident happened motorists struggled to remove the vehicle from main road and remove the bodies. he said the driver of track which normally carries sand and stones runaway.
And Kafue district commissioner Winford Ngoma whose vehicle was stranded in the traffic jam described the accident as been unfortunate and devastating.
He said his office was getting worried at the high number of accidents occurring on the Kafue – Lusaka road.
Mr. Ngoma cautioned motorists not to be over speeding anyhow on the highway as this endangers their lives.
He said it was the duty of every motorist to ensure they observe road safety if they are to arrive safely to their destination.
[ ZANIS ]