PRELIMINARY accident investigations conducted by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) have revealed that the driver of the Mitsubishi Rosa registration number AJC 5110, Joseph Kafwimbi Mwape, caused the crash due to overspeeeding.
This is in an accident where six people among them five pupils of Hillcrest Technical School have died.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) public relations head Fredrick Mubanga in a statement stated that the agency was saddened by the death of five pupils and a teacher of Hillcrest National Technical High School who died in a road crash in Choma last night.
“Preliminary accident investigations conducted by the RTSA have revealed that the driver of the Mitsubishi Rosa registration number AJC 5110, Joseph Kafwimbi Mwape, caused the crash due to overspeeeding.
The report has further revealed that the crash happened when the driver of the bus was overtaking a stationed truck in the process hit into the same truck as he tried to get back to his lane upon seeing an oncoming motor vehicle,” Mr. Mubanga stated.
He stated that the agency had questioned the school authorities why the bus was allowed to move at night and therefore putting the lives of the pupils at risk.
“We would therefore like to appeal to motorist to always exercise caution and patience when travelling at night. At night visibility is poor hence motorists should drive at moderate speed and ensure the road is fully visible,” stated Mr. Mubanga.