Two Die, 12 Injured In Nyanga-Rwenya Road Accident
Two people died in an accident that occurred on August 12, 2023, at approximately 0930 hours along Nyanga-Rwenya Road’s 18-kilometre peg. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the incident and reported that an additional 12 individuals sustained injuries.
According to the police statement seen by Pindula News, the accident involved a Mazda B2500 vehicle carrying 13 passengers, which veered off the road. Reads the statement:
The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 12/08/23 at around 0930 hours at the 18 kilometre peg along Nyanga-Rwenya Road in which two victims were killed whilst 12 others were injured.Feedback
A Mazda B2500 vehicle carrying 13 passengers veered off the road to the right and hit an escapement. The bodies of the victims were taken to Nyanga District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem whilst one of the injured victim is admitted at the same hospital.
This unfortunate incident highlights the concerning trend of accidents that tend to occur during holidays, when travel increases and road traffic volume rises. The intensified traffic density amplifies the likelihood of accidents transpiring. Furthermore, holidays often witness an upsurge in alcohol consumption and impaired driving as people engage in festive celebrations and social gatherings. The resultant increase in incidents involving drunk driving significantly escalates the risk of accidents.
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Additionally, holidays can bring about heightened stress, fatigue, and distractions, leading to reckless driving behaviours and reduced attentiveness on the road. The combination of long-distance travel and disrupted routines can also contribute to driver fatigue, compromising reaction times and judgment.
Authorities continually stress the importance of alertness on the roads, as human error remains a significant contributor to accidents in Zimbabwe. Both motorists and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution and prioritise safety to mitigate the occurrence of such tragic incidents.
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