Member of Parliament for Salima North West, Dr Jessie Kabwila on Thursday escaped with minor injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle accident at Mphomwa Trading Centre along the Kasungu-Mzimba M1 road.
According to Central region police Public Relations Officer, Nolliettie Chihana, Kabwila who was a passenger in a Chevrolet Trail Blazer Station Wagon registration number DR50YYGP escaped with cuts on the mouth, forehead and a lower jaw injury.
Chihana said the accident involved two other vehicles, a Toyota Hilux pickup registration number KK4284 with one passenger on board travelling from the direction of Nkhamenya heading Kasungu Boma and a Mercedes Benz Articulated Truck registration number NU9925/BLK886.
She said the accident happened after the driver of the Toyota Hilux Mwiza Mhango who was ascending Mpasadzi ascent wanted to overtake the Mercedes Benz which was being driven by Lawson Chakanidza.
At the same moment, the vehicle Kabwila was travelling in was coming in the opposite direction.
“In order to avoid a head on collision with the Toyota Hilux pickup, Francis Mzenje (who was driving Kabwila) pulled to the nearside dirty verge.
“And in the course of returning to the lane, he hit the right side fuel tank of the Mercedes Benz truck and veered off the road to nearside road drainage,” said Chihana.
Chihana further said following the impact of the accident 50 year old Kabwira escaped with cuts on the mouth, forehead and a lower jaw injury while her driver sustained a right shoulder injury.
According to Chihana, the vehicle Kabwila was travelling in had its front part extensively damaged, a burst right front tyre, a rim broken, fender extensively dented and a damaged radiator and chassis.
The Mercedes Benz truck, Chihana said, had its air cleaner, front right mudguard and right side fuel tank damaged. The Toyota Hilux pickup however had no damages.
The central region police PRO has since appealed to the general public to take care when driving to prevent road accidents.
“We are advising the general public to observe speed limits and exercise caution on the road,” said Chihana.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :