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Worry over pedestrian accidents

MIDWEEK REPORTER

HARARE: The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over an increased number of pedestrians hit by motorists along roads in Harare.

In a statement on Monday, the National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the ZRP is concerned with road traffic accidents involving pedestrians.

“The ZRP is concerned with road traffic accidents involving pedestrians. Police in Harare are investigating a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 16 September 2023 along Highglen Road near Meru Service Station. The victims were walking on the edge of the road,” reads the statement.

In the other two separate road traffic accidents which occurred on the 17th of September 2023, a 35-year-old man died on the spot after being hit by a Honda Fit vehicle in Waterfalls and a 24-year-old man escaped death by a whisker after being hit by a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle along E.D Mnangagwa Road in Harare.

“In another fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 17 September 2023 at around 0200 hours along Masotsha Ndlovu Road near Valley Crest Academy, Waterfalls, Harare a man (35) died on the spot after being hit by a Honda Fit vehicle.”

“Meanwhile, on 17 September 2023 a man (24) sustained multiple injuries all over the body after being hit by a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle along E.D Mnangagwa Road near Churchill Roundabout, Harare,” further reads the statement.

Meanwhile, the ZRP said a total of 22 633 arrests have been effected during the ongoing operation, “Tame the Traffic Jungle.”

The operation is meant to get rid of motorists who wantonly flout the road traffic regulations.

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