Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Boy dies in fatal road accident


A 16 year old boy has died after being hit by a freightliner truck at Kalilele area along Solwezi Chingola road.

North Western Province Police Commanding Officer Dennis Moola confirmed  the accident to ZANIS.

Mr Moola identified the driver of the vehicle as Moses Kifula, aged 40 , of Kasompe area in Chingola and the deceased as Goodson Makashine of Kalilele area in Mushindamo.

Mr Moola said due to the impact of the accident, the deceased sustained fatal head injuries and died on the spot.

“The vehicle had no damages, and the deceased body has been deposited into solwezi general hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.

Mr Moola said the driver is to blame for the accident and has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act number 11 of 2002.


  1. In a fatal accident the driver is always charged with causing death by dangerous driving. He will exculpate himself in court. However, Mr Moola isnt supposed to say the driver is to blame for the accident as he is prejudicing the case.

  2. This is just awful, condolences to the boy’s family.
    As for our Police they urgently need refresher courses in basic law who are you to state that the driver is to blame, you are not the Judge even if the Truck driver drove head on into a bar and was a nut job religious fanatic you can not allocate blame…its for the courts to decide.

    • Too lazy to go into the field to investigate. Maybe the members of the boy’s family were talking and the gentleman just picked from there.

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