The Zambian Road Safety Trust (ZRST) regrets the tragic incident which resulted in the death of Kasama Town Clerk Mr. Maseka Njapau.
The fatal crash happened on Friday,12th December 2014 at about 17:00 hrs between Ibis garden and Landless corner on Great North Road. Two passengers sustained serious injuries and were admitted to Liteta Hospital.
“The Trust is deeply saddened about the tragic loss of life and conveys our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family of the victim. Our immediate concern is that the two seriously injured people are given necessary medical attention to ensure quick recovery, ”
said Mr. Daniel Mwamba, Chairman for the Zambia Road Safety Trust.
ZRST is urging drivers to:
• read the road ahead and anticipate potential hazards;
• drive at a speed that allows you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear;
• stay in control and give yourself time to react by braking before a bend, not on it;
• give cyclists and pedestrians plenty of space when overtaking.
Mr. Mwamba said:
“I want the public to understand the risks and adapt their driving to the conditions they face particularly during this rainy season when visibility is low. We are urging drivers to read the road ahead, select a safe speed and brake before the bend”.
The message for drivers is that, in the real world, you can’t see the perils that may lie behind a bend so it’s always best to slow down and give yourself time to react.
He said the government should ensure national standards of social, medical and legal care to injured victims and bereaved families. The Police and RTSA must also ensure thorough investigations in order to identify all preventable causes and ensure justice for victims.