By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
One person has died, while six others are admitted to hospital when four vehicles collided along the Ndola-Kabwe road.
Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Sharon Zulu said the accident happened when the fourth vehicle , a freightliner Truck registration number ALT 5356/ ABH 2757T being driven by Felix Maponya 39, who escaped unhurt failed to keep to his near side and hit into three vehicles.
She said police the fatal road accident occurred yesterday at 14:30 hours.
“Involved were four motor vehicles the first one being a Sino Howo Truck-four trailer Registration BCD 4308ZM/ BCD 5844ZM/BCD 5845ZM which had deflated second trailer four tyres and was driven by James Karol’s aged 39, the second motor vehicle was a Nissan Juke Registration Number BLB 196 which had a depressed rear passenger door and deflated tyre and was driven by Mulowa Jere aged 25 of Chilala Lusaka.
“The third motor vehicle was a Toyota Allion Registration Number BAV 7486 zm which was extensively damaged and was driven by Roy Lukama aged between 30-35 who sustained a cut on the head, suspected internal injuries and died on the spot,” she said.
Ms Zulu said on board the deceased’s car were Rita Mwale aged 30 who sustained general body pains and Jackline Mwale aged 12 who developed chest pains and two other passengers who are yet to be identified.
“The accident happened when the 4th motor vehicle was driven from South to North direction and in the process the driver failed to keep to his near side hence went and hit into the three motor vehicle which were driven from the opposite direction,” she said.