In a devastating incident along the Harare-Mutare highway, a female police officer lost her life on Monday when a wheel dislodged from a moving truck and struck her while she stood by the roadside. The unfortunate accident occurred in a moment of tragic misfortune, leaving the police force and the community in mourning.
According to the police, the dedicated officer tragically passed away upon admission to the hospital. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the incident on Tuesday, shedding light on the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the officer’s untimely demise.
The incident unfolded at the 51-kilometer peg along the Harare-Mutare Road when a haulage truck, registered as ACZ 3265 and owned by Shereni Transport, experienced a wheel dislodgement from its trailer. The wheel, propelled by the truck’s momentum, struck the female police officer who was standing on the left side of the road. Despite immediate medical attention at Borradaile Hospital, her injuries proved fatal, leaving the entire police force and the community in shock and sorrow.
The incident follows a holiday period marred by a series of fatal road traffic accidents, with police records indicating that 97 lives were lost during the festive season. The high number of casualties further underscores the pressing need for improved road safety awareness and stringent measures to prevent such tragedies from occurring.