hit and run

Honda Fit hit and run claims another life

Whinsley Masara
AN unidentified woman had her body cut to pieces after she was hit by a Honda Fit near Dunlop along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Road.

The accident occurred at around 12am last Friday and the driver dumped his car at the scene and fled into darkness.

Bulawayo Metropolitan Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident.

She said circumstances of what transpired could not be immediately established.

a�?I can confirm we received a report of an unidentified woman who was hit by a car near Dunlop along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Road in the early hours of Friday. The now deceased wore a maroon corduroy trousers, brown jacket, purple long sleeve top and red ankle cover shoes. She was dark in complexion, medium built and about 1,65m tall.

a�?The body of the deceased was conveyed to the United Bulawayo Hospitals mortuary. The driver has been identified although we are yet to make an arrest,a�? Insp Simango.

The police force has appealed to members of the public to come forward and identify the body.

Meanwhile, a fortnight ago a Grade Two pupil died after he was knocked down by a a�?mshikashikaa�� Honda Fit vehicle in Bulawayoa��s Nkulumane suburb.

The seven-year-old was hit by an allegedly drunken driver while crossing Intemba Road, about 500 metres away from his home on his way from Mgoqo Primary School.

In October last year, two children aged three and seven died in Bulawayo after they were hit by speeding taxis.

At one of the scenes, a Honda Fit ran against traffic on the one-way-street near the intersection of Basch Street and 6th Avenue extension, bumping into a three-year-old who was strapped to his mothera��s back.

The baby flew headlong onto the road and the driver of the car did not stop.

The tot died on the spot.

In the second incident, the seven-year-old was fatally knocked down by an Expriccos Taxi along Bulawayo-Gwanda Road near Boba��s Garage in Riverside.

She was allegedly trying to cross the busy road to follow her mother who had already crossed to the other side.