Road Transport and Safety Agency Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko has described the accident he was involved in on Tuesday this week in Kafue as unfortunate.
Mr. Soko said it was unfortunate and regrettable that it was him involved in an accident in the process of his line of duty to protect and save lives on Zambian roads.
In a statement, Mr. Soko however said he is however grateful that the accident was not severe and no life was lost and has encouraged all road users to be extremely careful on the roads because accidents still happen even when they are trying their best to eliminate them.
On Tuesday this week, Mr. Soko was involved in a road traffic accident in Kafue district.
And RTSA Head of Media Relations Fredrick Mubanga said investigations into the accident have revealed that the crash could have been severe had Mr. Soko been moving at excessive speed.
Mr. Mubanga said according to the expert opinion of accident investigators, the position of the impact of the vehicles was at the centre line of clearly marked road stretch.
He said the Driver of the Mitsubishi Rosa Minibus, ABR 3197, failed to keep to his near side and consequently was hit at the rear right side wheel.
Further, Mr. Mubanga said looking at the extent of damages on the vehicles, point of contact and their respective length, it can be concluded that the vehicles were being driven within a recommended speed limit based on the principle of “the higher the speed, the severe is the damage”.