Head­less body at ac­ci­dent scene

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pamela Shumba

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo died af­ter his skull was crushed by a ve­hi­cle along Plumtree Road near the ZB Bank in the Bel­mont in­dus­trial area.

The uniden­ti­fied man’s skull was crushed on im­pact dur­ing the ac­ci­dent that oc­curred at about 7PM on Sun­day.

De­tails of the ac­ci­dent could not be im­me­di­ately ob­tained from the po­lice and the Fire Bri­gade yes­ter­day, but hor­ri­fied mo­torists and passersby de­scribed it as grue­some.

When The Chron­i­cle went to the scene, blood could be seen on the tar­mac.

A mo­torist who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity said he did not spend much time at the scene as he could not stand the sight of the crushed head.

“It was al­ready dark and I was driv­ing along Plumtree Road on Sun­day evening. I saw a male body with no head ly­ing on the road ad­ja­cent to ZB Bank and I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes.

“I think it had just hap­pened be­cause the po­lice were yet to at­tend the scene. The driver who had run over the man had stopped and the bumper of his car had fallen off. He was shaken and didn’t know what to do,” said the mo­torist.

“When I drove to town on Mon­day morn­ing, I saw blood where the ac­ci­dent had oc­curred.”

A se­cu­rity guard, who re­quested anonymity, said he didn’t see the ac­ci­dent hap­pen­ing but saw cars sud­denly stop­ping and mo­torists gath­er­ing around ac­ci­dent scene.

“Un­for­tu­nately I couldn’t move closer to see be­cause I was on duty, but I saw peo­ple gath­er­ing around the body and I could tell that some­thing ter­ri­ble had hap­pened.

“Po­lice later at­tended the scene and col­lected the body,” said the se­cu­rity guard.

A man cy­cles past the blood stains on the tar­mac along Plumtree Road in Bu­l­awayo

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