A 20-YEAR-OLD man of Luanshya has died after he was thrown out of a moving truck which was hit by another truck on the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriageway.
Bob Malubine of B14 Masaka Township in Luanshya died on the spot on Thursday at 10:40 hours after he fell off the truck he was travelling in.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police, Joyce Kasosa said in an interview yesterday that the accident happened opposite the Baluba Police Station on the Kitwe dual carriageway.
Ms Kasosa said a FAW truck registration number ACL 9589, driven by Ackson Mwango was driving behind a Leyland truck registration number AAK 2331 driven by Sydney Malubine, 28, of the same address as the deceased coming from Kitwe.
On board of the FAW truck was an employee of Mama Africa Transport, Julien Kepefu, 24, while Bob was a passenger in the Leyland truck.
“The accident happened after Mwango the driver of the FAW truck misjudged the speed of both vehicles and drove into the rear of the truck in front of his,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said Bob fell off the truck he was in and died from injuries he sustained from the impact.
The front part of the FAW was damaged while the rear part of the Leyland truck was also damaged.
Ms Kapefu complained of pain in both her legs after the accident while Sydney Malubine escaped unhurt.
Ms Kasosa said Mwango bolted from the scene of the accident and police have launched a manhunt for him.
The body of the deceased is in Thompson Mortuary.
Meanwhile, Ms Kasosa said a car was stolen from a house in Mpongwe on Wednesday night.
The owner of the car Dismas Konkola reported to police that his car, a Spacio registration number ACD 669 worth K40,000 was stolen while parked at his home at 310 Council Township in Mpongwe.
The car was stolen between 18:00 hours on Wednesday and 06:00 hours on Thursday.
Police are investigating the matter.