There was a serious injury road traffic accident on Sunday morning in Lusaka along Leopards Hill Road opposite Saudi Arabia and France Embassies involving a Zambia Police officer who was on a Presidential escort duties for the visiting President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila.
On Tuesday, Five people were killed following another accident involving a cement truck and Mr Kabila’s presidential motorcade as he was returning to the capital, Kinshasa.President Kabila’s spokesman said the accident was caused by “heavy rain”, although early reports suggested speed was a factor.
In Sunday’s incident, a Zambia police officer identified as Inspector Kayumba was moving from West to East direction and collided with a Toyota Dyna which failed to give way to the Presidential Motorcade.
Involved was Andrew Phiri aged 35 of Twikatane Compound in Lusaka who was driving a Toyota Dyna registration number ACJ 8318 Blue in colour from East to west direction.
Also involved was a Mazda motor vehicle registration number GRZ 520 CN belonging to State House which was being driven by Inspector Kayumba.
The accident happened when the Mazda which was being driven by Inspector Kayumba failed to give way to the Presidential Motorcade.
The GRZ motor vehicle spinned off and hit a police officer who was at his point of duty on route lining. The officer sustained injuries on his left leg.
Another motor vehicle Ford Ranger registration number ZP 2291B which was also part of the convoy being driven by Sergeant Mwila hit into a stationed motor vehicle Toyota Corolla registration number ABZ 1192 which was parked off the road after he swerved to the right in trying to avoid hitting into a motor vehicle in front on the convoy.
The driver of the Toyota Dyna Andrew Phiri sustained a fractured left leg, arm and multiple cuts on the forehead and was rushed to UTH while the driver of the Mazda escaped unhurt.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed the accident and said investigations have been instituted.