Reckless driver in serious trouble after hitting a pedestrian while reversing his car


Karoi man convicted for negligent driving after reversing into pedestrian

In a recent development, a 44-year-old man from Karoi has been found guilty of negligent driving after his car struck and injured a pedestrian while reversing. Tafidza Manyembere appeared before the Karoi Magistrates’ Court to face charges related to the incident.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe, the incident took place on March 7, 2024, at approximately 13:30 hours. Manyembere allegedly lost control of his Toyota Fun Cargo while reversing along Chiedza Road, intending to turn onto the Harare-Chirundu road. Unfortunately, during this maneuver, his vehicle hit a pedestrian who was standing on the pavement. The victim suffered a cut above the right eye and an injury to the right leg.

The NPA stated that Manyembere was convicted of the charges and subsequently sentenced by the court. The court imposed a fine of US$200 or three months imprisonment. Additionally, Manyembere’s driver’s license will be endorsed to reflect his conviction for a road traffic offense.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the potential consequences of negligence on the roads. Pedestrian safety remains a critical concern, and drivers must exercise caution and attentiveness at all times to prevent such unfortunate accidents.

The conviction and sentencing of Manyembere highlight the judicial system’s commitment to enforcing road safety regulations and holding individuals accountable for their actions. The imposed penalty aims to serve as a deterrent against reckless driving and emphasizes the need for responsible behaviour behind the wheel.

As the community reflects on this incident, it is an opportunity to reiterate the importance of road safety education and awareness. Both motorists and pedestrians play a vital role in fostering a safe environment on Zimbabwe’s roads. The incident serves as a reminder for all road users to exercise caution, adhere to traffic regulations, and prioritize the well-being of others.

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