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Man dies after his vehicle is hit by a Truck in Lusaka

General News Man dies after his vehicle is hit by a Truck in Lusaka

A 32-year-old man of Lusaka has died on the spot after the Toyota Hilux he was in was hit by a truck that failed to negotiate a curve at the Airport roundabout along Great East road in Lusaka.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police Station received a report of a Fatal Road Traffic Accident which occurred today at 07:20 hours at the Airport roundabout along Great East Road.

Paul Banda, 22 of Jack Township in Lusaka who was driving the Foden Truck registration AJC 6514 has since been detained in police custody, while the body of Luke Chipunde has been deposited in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary.

A passenger Thomas Ngomba, 35, who was with the deceased has been admitted in the hospital nursing a painful neck and left shoulder

He said involved was Mr. Banda, the now suspect who was driving his truck from West to East which had its horse extensively damaged.

Mr. Hamoonga said also involved was the deceased Mr Chipunde aged 32 of farm number 2060 in Ngwerere who was the driver of a Toyota Hilux registration number ALH 9045 white in color from North to South that was extensively damaged.

10 COMMENTS

    • I don’t agree. It takes about six months to master truck driving. If he completed school at 17 like most if us, he would have more than enough time to master the trade. After all one can be a medical doctor at 24.

  1. This is a very serious matter… how can a 22 year old be put in control of a large articulated truck on our highways…what is the legal age for a heavy goods vehicle licence?????…..

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  2. The truck driver is quite young to be given such a responsibility. I wonder how long he has been driving for him to be able to get a license for a truck. No wonder there is a lot of carelessness on the road involving these trucks. The young people are so immature and are reckless because they feel they own the road and they drive as they please. What a sad loss of life.

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    • It’s not police to blame. That language is what is understood in uniformed forces. The reporters need to interpret it for the civilian audience. But poorly trained reporters don’t know how to paraphrase. They just lift press releases and pass them verbarim on to you.

  3. I do not think that it is fair to generalize the immaturity of the age of 22 years. The young man was just reckless depending on circumstances.

  4. I don’t agree. It takes about six months to master truck driving. If he completed school at 17 like most of us, he would have more than enough time to master the trade. After all one can be a medical doctor at 24.

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