Elderly woman hit by car in Harare, dies on the spot


An elderly woman died on the spot on Saturday after she was hit by a car as she tried to cross the Glen Norah/Chitungwiza road near Irvines in Waterfalls.

The accident prompted Hopley residents have urged the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development to put road signs on the road, which has become dangerous for pedestrians and motorists.

The driver of the car that hit the woman said although he tried to apply brakes, this could not save the life of the unfortunate elderly woman.

National Police Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba is on record saying that it is the duty of every Zimbabwean to prevent the loss of lives through accidents.

From the 16th to the 30th of last month, thirty-four people have died countrywide in the past two weeks while 122 others were injured in road accidents mainly caused by commuter omnibuses.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, confirmed the accidents and attributed them to overtaking errors, speeding and negligence. She said most commuter omnibus drivers involved in the accidents did not have valid driver’s licences.

“As police, we are concerned with the high number of accidents particularly by errant commuter omnibus drivers. We are going to arrest them and anyone who breach traffic regulations we will ensure that they are prosecuted to tame this menace,” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.

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