Accident claims 7 months old infant
A seven-month-old baby died on the spot while his mother sustained injuries after they were hit by a car while crossing a road.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred on Sunday at around 6AM at the 81 kilometre peg along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road.
He said Zandile Gumede (21) was hit by a BMW vehicle while attempting to cross the road after disembarking from another vehicle.
“In the process she was hit by a BMW vehicle that was travelling along the same road. Her baby died on the spot after sustaining severe injuries while Gumede sustained a broken right leg and head injuries. She was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals where she is reported to be in a serious condition.”
Chief Insp Ndebele urged pedestrians to be careful when crossing the road.
He said after disembarking from a vehicle, pedestrians must cross the road from behind that vehicle.
Chief Insp Ndebele also urged pedestrians to ensure that the road is clear before attempting to cross.
He also urged motorists to be on the lookout when travelling on the roads.