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Cyclist dies on spot in a road traffic accident

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A 54 year old cyclist has died on the spot after he was struck by a vehicle in an attempt to cross Zambezi Road in Lusaka this morning.

The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old David Kakoma from Nallende Village of chief Nalopu in Senanga District who was cycling from North to South and tragically sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

The fatal accident happened today around 08:10 hours, opposite Mikalile complex. Eyewitnesses and preliminary police reports say the accident happened when the cyclist attempted to cross the road from east to west.

The driver involved in the accident was identified as 46-year-old Bwalya Lwando Patricia, a resident of 10-Miles area.

In a statement Zambia Police Service spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that Patricia was driving a Toyota Altis bearing registration number AID 9421 and heading from North to South at the time of the collision.

“The vehicle sustained significant damage, including a depressed bumper, a shattered windscreen, a damaged left headlamp, and a broken left side view mirror,” Hamoonga said.

The body of the deceased has been deposited into the University Teaching Hospital mortuary, awaiting a postmortem examination.

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