ZUPCO bus in accident
Four passengers escaped with minor bruises after a ZUPCO bus they were traveling in was involved in an accident with a haulage truck along Samora Machel Avenue yesterday.
The driver of the bus, only identified as Munyonga, said the haulage truck’s brakes could have failed, forcing it to hit the bus at a traffic light controlled intersection at the corner of Seventh Street and Samora Machel Avenue.
“I had a few passengers on board heading to Sally Mug-abe Heights, and four of them escaped with minor bruises,” said Munyonga.
“Traffic lights were in my favor when the haulage truck suddenly hit my bus, while I was already at the intersection along Seventh Street.
“The haulage truck driver apologized saying his truck brakes failed, and I was left with no option other than swerving to the pavement to avoid getting hit and I thank God who saved people’s lives,” he added.
The haulage truck driver refused to entertain H-Metro for further questions, arguing that police were handling the accident, and his boss was still to give him permission to comment.
“I was coming from Msasa that is all I can say at the moment since the accident is now being attended to by police,” said the haulage truck driver, refusing to clarify on his destination and the load. However, H-Metro established that the truck with foreign registration plates was coming from Msasa and was carrying mealie-meal.
A police officer who attended the accident scene told H-Metro that it was the third they had attended to along Samora Machel Avenue yesterday and no serious injuries had been recorded.
Efforts to get an official comment from police were in vain by the time of going to print.
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