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Man Dies On The Spot After He Fell From Moving Truck

A 21-YEAR-OLD man died on the spot after he fell from a moving pick-up truck where he had been seated at the edge of the load box.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele, confirmed the incident which occurred in Shangani on Monday at around 5PM.

He said Talent Nyoni of Shangani area was seated at the edge of the loading box of a MadzaT35 truck when the vehicle went over a hump and he fell over.

“I can confirm that we recorded a fatal accident which occurred in Shangani where a man fell from a T35 truck and died on the spot.

“Talent Nyoni and three other passengers were seated in a loading box of the vehicle which was being driven by Mosi Masuku (70).

“The vehicle was travelling along a dust road which connects Shangani and Filabusi areas when it approached a hump and Nyoni who was seated at the edge of the loading box slipped and fell off the moving vehicle and died on the spot.

“The matter was reported to the police who attended the scene,” Chief Insp Ndebele said.

He urged motorists to ensure that their passengers were seated properly in the loading box in order to avoid accidents, adding that drivers need to check constantly on the sitting positions of their passengers when travelling.

Chief Insp Ndebele also urged passengers to avoid putting their lives at risk through reckless behaviour such as sitting at the edge of a load box. 

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