An ambulance on surveillance during the inter-company relay in Lusaka

An eight year old boy of Maluza village has died on the spot while three others escaped death after an ambulance they were traveling in overturned along Lundazi -Mwase road in Lundazi Ditrict.

Lundazi Community Medical Officer, David Zulu confirmed the accident which occurred around 10:00 hours on Saturday.Dr Zulu identified the boy as George Mungula while the three survivors are Tomaida Mkandawire 51, Mathews Muyula 43 and Hilda Jere 41 all of the same village.

He said the boy was being taken to Lundazi Community Hospital from Mwase Rural Health Center to be treated for burns when the accident happened.Dr Zulu further indicated that the ambulance driven by Moses Sakala overturned few kilometers away from the health center.

He explained that that the accident occurred after the driver of the ambulance lost control when he was trying to avoid hitting a motorcycle rider, who was in front of him.Dr Zulu said that the other accident victims are out of danger and that they were likely to be discharged.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Too sad. But normally the ambulance should not “avoid” hitting a cyclist. It is the cyclist who must avoid being hit because the ambulance makes very loud noise (sirens) when transporting a patient, unless the driver drove it silently.

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  2. Some overzealous driver who thinks just because they are carrying a patients in an ambulance they have a right to over speed and not observe safety rules of driving….cage the damn ldiot

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