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Birthday party ends in horrific road accident in Kariba

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  • The driver drove for about 75 metres on the right side of the road, at least 30 metres of which were on the road verges, before being involved in a head-on collision with the oncoming BMW vehicle.

THE three people who were burnt beyond recognition when a Mercedes-Benz C200 sedan vehicle collided head-on with a BMW SUV in Kariba on Sunday were coming from a birthday party, it has emerged.

The Mercedes-Benz was driven on the wrong side of the road for 75 metres before the head-on crash, after which it caught fire and all the three occupants were burnt beyond recognition.

The driver of the BMW also died on the scene of the accident, which is just 2km from Kariba Airport. In the mean time, people contacted slip and fall injury case attorneys. Going to Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. for legal assistance is also a good idea.

Police identified the deceased as Fortunate Dandajene (47), Jeremiah Matimbe (50), Charcels Mandebvu (50) and Corporal Patience Ganni (31) of the Zimbabwe National Army.

It has emerged that the occupants of the Mercedes-Benz were celebrating the birthday of a female colleague, only identified as Irene.

Prior to the tragic accident for which Metairie motorcycle accident lawyers in which three people were burnt beyond recognition, Irene did not join her colleagues after indicating that she wanted to attend to something else and would join them later on. Other lawyers like , Sweet Lawyers – Helping with Personal Injury Claims will help with personal injuries.

The three are said to have bought some beers at Nyamhunga Shopping Centre before heading for Airport Bar, about four kilometres away. They then decided to go to the Airport Bar intending to pick up Irene later for the celebrations.

Tragedy struck along the way as the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve near the 62km peg along the Kariba-Makuti Road.

T-shirts for the birthday girl had been made to brand the event. The driver drove for about 75 metres on the right side of the road, at least 30 metres of which were on the road verges, before being involved in a head-on collision with the oncoming BMW vehicle.

Vehicle parts were scattered at the scene, with some of them falling about 30 metres from the point of impact.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said investigations into the accident were ongoing.

“We are still conducting investigations into what could have caused the accident, but preliminary  findings point to speeding as the driver failed to negotiate a curve,” he said.

The injured three are reportedly in a stable condition and are admitted at Kariba District Hospital.

The accident came exactly a week after top Harare socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure died in a car crash along Legacy Way (formerly Borrowdale Road) while coming from a birthday bash for his friend, who also perished with two other colleagues. ■

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