Horror as woman dies after breaking neck in scotch-cart accident

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A 44 year old Mvurwi woman died from injuries sustained in a scotch cart accident which happened at the 20 kilometre peg along the Chiweshe-Mvurwi highway on Sunday.

Anna Chivhakaire (44) of Plot 23 Barock farm who was visiting her in-laws in the company of her husband, died on her way to Mvurwi hospital after she broke her neck from the accident involving a speeding ox drawn scotch cart.

Mashonaland Cental acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati confirmed the incident urging members of the public not to board ox driven scotch carts.

“I can confirm the fatal accident involving a speeding ox drawn scotch cart that was being driven by Joel Chirenge (45) husband to Chivhakaire who died on her way to Mvurwi hospital after she broke her neck in the accident,”Masikati said .

The scotch cart is said to have hit a stumbling block while speeding and overturned crushing the deceased.

Masikati discouraged people from boarding scotch carts and urged them to lead the oxen in front to avoid speeding.

“We discourage people from boarding these scotch carts as it will end disastrous in some instances. We are also urging members of the public to lead the oxen whilst pulling a string in front of them.”

— Zimbabwe Eye


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