In sad news coming from Chikomba district in Chivhu, Tichaona Dengu, a 17-year old boy from the area was killed in a traffic accident after his friend lost control of a vehicle he had stolen from his parents.

According to a report carried in the regional Mirror newspaper, the now deceased teenager died on admission at Chivhu General Hospital last Saturday after his friend, Talent Chamunorwa (20) had lost control of a car that he had reportedly stolen from his parents and crashed into a tree before overturning several times.

Reports say the late Dengu had asked Chamunorwa to get his parents’ vehicle so that he could ferry his bricks for a fee. The Mirror also reported that, during the time of the accident, there were four people in the car and the others had been hired to load the bricks.

The surviving trio, including the driver, is said to be battling for their dear lives at Chivhu General Hospital.

While confirming the tragic car crash, provincial police publicist for ZRP Mashonaland East Province, Simon Chazovachiyi, made a passionate appeal to motorists to follow stipulated speed limits in the pursuit of avoiding accidents on the country’s roads.

According to the police, the accident happened near Chivhu Location shops and the bricks were supposed to be ferried from Skyview to Chivhu Location.

The vehicle in question, a Mazda pick-up truck belonged to Simon Chikonga.

Circumstances surrounding the accident are that the driver lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road to the left, hit a tree and overturned several times before landing on its wheels.

The deceased is said to have succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the accident, the Mirror reported.