Trucker Crushes To Death Man Sleeping Under A Tree


A 38-YEAR old man was run over by a Zambia bound haulage truck while he was 

dozing under a tree some few metres from the highway.

The deceased was identified as Julius Chrispen of Claudia suburb in Karoi.

Hurungwe police district Superintendent (Crime and Operations), Simbarashe Zvidzai confirmed the incident attributed to an overtaking error, which occurred on Friday around 2:30pm.

"I can confirm here in Karoi where a man aged 38 years lost his life after being run over by a haulage truck," said Zvidzai.

Circumstances are that Forget Antonio (29) was driving a Honda Fit registration number ADT7172 with one passenger aboard following behind a Freightliner haulage truck owned by Chids Transport and being driven by Zambian national, George Sakala (41).

Sakala was alone in the truck.

On approaching the 235 kilometre peg along Harare-Chirundu highway, Antonio attempted to overtake the truck resulting in a side-swipe.

"The haulage truck driver lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road towards a tree under which the now deceased was lying asleep.

"The truck uprooted the tree and dragged it together with Chrispen for a distance of about 50 metres," said Zvidzai.

Chrispen sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Karoi district hospital, where he died on admission.

Police urged motorists to observe stipulated speed limits, and overtake only when it is safe to do so inorder to avoid loss of lives.

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