The police in Solwezi have detained a driver of a freight liner truck registration no BAB 7321, BCA 7308 T, BCA 7309T for causing a fatal road traffic accident which has claimed a life of a 17 year old boy.
North western commissioner of police Auxensio Daka confirmed the accident to Solwezi FCC radio this afternoon.
Mr Daka identified the driver as James Katai aged 37 of suburb area in Mufurila who whilst driving a freight liner from east to west hit a pedestrian Philip Samona aged 17 yrs of Mitec area whose head was crushed and died on the spot.
He said the accident happened this morning opposite Prompt spare shop mitec area when the driver was avoiding a small pot hole and in the process lost control of his vehicle and hit a pedestrian who was standing by the side of the road.
The accident angered members of the public who began stoning all passing vehicles and in the process a few were damaged.The police can not confirm how many cars were damaged as the owners left the scene in fear for further damage.
The driver of the freight liner has since been detained at Solwezi police station for causing death whilst the body of the deceased is at Solwezi general hospital mortuary.