Tragedy Strikes: 6 Friends’ Joyride Ends in Fatal Car Accident, 3 Lives Lost
In a heart-wrenching turn of events, a joyride by a group of six friends turned into a devastating tragedy as their car overturned and rolled several times, claiming the lives of three individuals.
The ill-fated joyride took place on Monday evening, leaving a trail of sorrow and grief in its wake. Behind the wheel of the vehicle was Nyasha Brandon Jani, one of the six friends, who was driving a Toyota Corolla Axio registered under his mother’s name. As the car traversed the road, Nyasha lost control, causing the vehicle to veer off its intended path. Desperately attempting to regain control, the car swerved back and forth before ultimately overturning and rolling multiple times.
Tragically, three of the occupants, identified as Troy Nyangombe (20) from Gaza suburb, Joyline Parrafin (18) from Medium Density, and Rutendo Chikwanda (20) also from Gaza suburb, lost their lives on the spot. The violent impact of the accident resulted in their ejection from the vehicle, leaving them with no chance of survival. The joyride that was meant to be a moment of youthful fun had turned into an unfathomable tragedy.
The remaining individuals, Nyasha Jani and Nothando Beto, were fortunate enough to survive the crash, albeit with significant injuries. They were promptly rushed to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital, where medical professionals are tirelessly working to provide them with the necessary care and treatment. Another friend, Joseph Mulambo, sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical attention at Chipinge District Hospital.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police, through their national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the details of the accident.
“Yesterday (Monday) at around 5pm, Nyasha Brendon Jani was driving a Toyota Corolla Axio vehicle, owned by his mother, Pauline Jani of Joubert Street in Chipinge Town.
“Upon approaching the 7km peg along Chipinge-Southdown Road or Eastern Border Road, Nyasha lost control of the vehicle, swerved to the left and moved for about 54 metres with the left side wheels off the road.
“Nyasha tried to drive back to the road, but swerved off again to the right side before the car rolled several times. It landed on its right side.
“Nyangombe, Parrafin and Chikwanda were thrown out of the vehicle. Nyangombe sustained severe head injuries, a broken left leg and arm. Chikwanda had a deep cut on the forehead and they died on the spot,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi.