Two Pupils Hospitalized After a Vehicle Accident in Helen Kaunda

In a distressing incident that unfolded in Helen Kaunda, two young pupils found themselves in a dire situation as they were struck by a vehicle while walking along the road. The accident, which occurred in the early morning hours, has left the community in shock and raised concerns about road safety.

The unfortunate incident involved Joe Musuni, a 44-year-old driver operating a Toyota Belta with the registration number BLB 4668. The collision transpired when Musuni attempted to overtake another vehicle improperly, leading to a collision with the two girls.

According to Rae Hamoonga, the Police Spokesperson, the accident took place at 06:00 hours. It serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating consequences of negligence on the road.

The aftermath of the accident has brought about significant repercussions for all parties involved. Joe Musuni, the driver responsible for the collision, has been apprehended and is now in police custody, facing charges related to dangerous driving.

The two victims of the accident have also suffered grievous injuries. One of them, a 15-year-old, sustained a fractured right leg and arm, necessitating her admission to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital for medical care. The severity of her injuries highlights the urgency of road safety awareness and adherence to traffic rules.

Juliet Nanyika, aged 20, experienced even more serious injuries as a result of the collision. She is currently undergoing treatment at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Her condition underscores the need for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and responsibility on our roads.

Rae Hamoonga, the Police Spokesperson, provided the following statement: “Police in Mutendere have detained Mr. Musuni of house number 341/17 in Makeni for the offense of dangerous driving. Brief facts of the matter are that police recorded an accident involving two female pupils. The 15-year-old sustained a fractured right leg, right arm and is currently admitted at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, while Juliet Nanyika, 20, of an unknown house number in Mutendere who sustained serious injuries is admitted at UTH.”

The vehicle involved in the accident bore extensive damage to its front section due to the force of the collision, serving as a grim reminder of the potential consequences of reckless driving.

Police authorities have initiated investigations into the accident to determine the full extent of the circumstances and liabilities. This incident serves as a critical moment for reflection on road safety within our community. It emphasizes the need for drivers to exercise caution, adhere to traffic regulations, and prioritize the safety of pedestrians and other road users.

As we await further updates on this unfortunate event, it is imperative for all members of our community to recognize the importance of responsible and safe driving practices. Together, we can strive to prevent such tragic incidents and ensure the well-being of everyone who shares our roads.

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