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Kwekwe Redcliff fly-over accident: Fresh details emerge

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POLICE in Midlands Province have confirmed the accident that occurred early today at the Redcliff fly-over, saying three people died when a Toyota D4D they were travelling was involved in a head on collision with a Delta beverages haulage truck along the Gweru-Kwekwe highway.

Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko traveled to the scene of the accident which he said happened at around 8am.

He said the driver of the Toyota D4D twin cab who was driving towards Kwekwe, attempted to overtake at a continuous line when the vehicle was then involved in a head-on collision with the on-coming Delta haulage truck.

“The driver and two other occupants of the Toyota D4D died on the spot while another passenger was rushed to Kwekwe General Hospital,” said Insp Goko.

Road accident at Redcliff turn-off outside Kwekwe
He said there was also pile up due to the limited navigation space at the fly over.

“A Kombi which the D4D truck was trying to overtake leading to the accident was also involved in a pile up. There were no serious injuries in the Kombi but we still need to make a follow up at the hospital,” he said.

Earlier on, eyewitnesses had told Chaosafrica that the accident was due to an overtaking error.

“Clearly, there are solid continuous lines on both sides meaning this is a No Overtaking zone. Drivers at times ignore basic rules and start blaming non existent spiritual forces. Let’s change our attitude on the road,” said an eyewitness, who declined to be named.

A Zimbabwean reporter who attended to the scene confirmed seeing dead bodies lying on the tarmac, with members of the military attending to the scene. Kwekwe Fire Brigade and Ambulance also attended to the accident, but after at least half an hour from the crash.

Road accident at Redcliff turn-off outside Kwekwe
The spot is known for some of the most horrific accidents between Kwekwe and Gweru.

Meanwhile, authorities have been urged to erect clear roadside markers indicating that it is a high accident zone.

Police have a called for caution on the roads.

“Drivers are urged to be observant, alert and consider the conditions of the road particularly potholes,” said Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson.

“They should avoid speeding and be on the lookout of pedestrians, animals and the effects of the current weather on tyres as they travel either on highways or feeder roads.

“This includes residential areas and other built up areas. Let’s play our part to make roads safe and not death traps>chaosafrica

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