Taxi and bus ram into stationary truck killing two

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Taxi rams into stationary truck

This unidentified taxi rammed into a stationary water truck, registration number AAX 5647 around 22 hours on Thursday killing two out of three people in the smaller vehicle. In the early morning on Friday, a Zambia/Malawi Lusaka bound bus registration number BAH 115 also hit into the same truck after the driver of the bus tried to avoid hitting into an oncoming truck. The accident happened in Makungwa area in Chipata. No casualties were recorded on the bus and by press time, the driver of the truck was believed on be on the run.

Taxi rams into stationary truck
Bus also rammed into the stationary truck
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  1. This is the RESULT of fake ADOPTIONS in PF and UPND for kasenengwa By election. Also sending out of TENDAI BITI to zim. Please lets put off the by election for now and re ADOPT THE CANDIDATES PROPERLY NOT IN A HURRY FULL OF CORRUPT PRACTICES

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    • Such accidents would be greatly minimized if you built proper roads, especially dual carriageways with shoulders

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    • These needless accidents happen in a country without laws. Very rare do you find accidents like this in a developed country. If a big truck stops anywhere for an extended period of time, reflective traffic cones are supposed to be set up, to warn other vehicles that there’s a stationary (parked) vehicle ahead. Truck drivers who park their trucks on the side of the road for an extended time without traffic cones should be held accountable. Secondly, the roads are supposed to be wide enough to allow vehicles that have broken down to park.

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  2. Zambian drivers need to slow down just a little bit.
    I am thinking this occurred at night, even then, if the taxi driver was paying attention h/she should have seen some sort of reflection from the truck and slowed down
    when in doubt or poor road conditions or visibility or unfamiliar roads or your vehicle doesn’t have all it’s components functioning 100%, please slow down so you’re able to make sound judgement should “something” happen or appear on the rd.

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  3. Simple, that truck was not supposed to be there. Both taxi and bus drivers are not to blame coz if the truck had broken down then triangles would have been put both behind and in front of it to warn traffic. Besides that stretch is dark,how does one see it at 22hours. Charge the truck driver with causing death and neglect

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    • Having traversed the Lusaka- Kabwe- Ndola road several times in the past during the night, I am yet to see a broken-down truck position triangles to warn other road users as required by law.

      The drivers of these broken-down trucks prefer to use branches as a substitute to triangles, a very dangerous trend as the branches are of course non-reflective.

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  4. As a driver, let’s learn to reduce speeds during night time instead of keep on blaming a tanker driver….sometimes such accidents occurs due to over speeding.

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  5. I knew the guy who passed(the driver) & the accident happened just a few meters from his home(around the accident scene) & he used that road daily to & from Chipata city. The driver of the truck should have put ????s or better still the common trend of leaves to warn other drivers. I’m sure the deceased driver must have been trying to avoid hitting into an oncoming vehicle/s just like the bus driver then ended up ramming into the truck. Looking at the truck in question, the chevron(reflective material) usually put behind trucks is positioned far above the line of sight of let’s say someone in a salon car. This accident was avoidable, R. I. P Osman. ????????

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  6. I knew the guy who passed(the driver) & the accident happened just a few meters from his home(around the accident scene) & he used that road daily to & from Chipata city. The driver of the truck should have put triangles or better still the common trend of leaves to warn other drivers. I’m sure the deceased driver must have been trying to avoid hitting into an oncoming vehicle/s just like the bus driver then ended up ramming into the truck. Looking at the truck in question, the chevron(reflective material) usually put behind trucks is positioned far above the line of sight of let’s say someone in a salon car. This accident was avoidable, R. I. P Osman.

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  7. @8, Terry , POLICE SHOULD PICK U TO HELP IN INVESTIGATIONS , IT SEEMS YOU KNOW ALOT ABOUT THIS ACCIDENT, BE READY MUNE TO BE SLAPPED MAMBAMA KUMENSO NAPAMATAKO

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