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CUT Student Killed By Unlicensed Speeding Driver, Girlfriend In Critical Condition

CUT Student Killed By Unlicensed Speeding Driver, Girlfriend In Critical Condition

 

CUT Student Killed By Unlicensed Speeding Driver, Girlfriend In Critical Condition

 

There were tragic scenes in Chinhoyi on Wednesday when a student at the local university died after he was knocked down by a speeding car.

21-year-old Lovejoy Mudzengi, a first-year student at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) died on the spot.

His female friend, whose identity has not been disclosed, sustained serious injuries in the horrific accident.

She is currently admitted at the Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital where she is reported to be battling for her life after suffering serious head injuries.,

According to people who witnessed the accident, the driver of the Mercedez Benz vehicle was speeding. The driver reportedly lost control of the speeding vehicle after hitting potholes near Mbogo Shopping Centre.

A witness who spoke to online publication New Zimbabwe on condition of anonymity said,

“The silver Mercedes Benz was going fast and upon encountering potholes, the driver lost control and the car veered off the road knocking down Lovejoy who was walking alongside a female friend. The car only stopped after hitting a tree.”

 

CUT Student Killed By Unlicensed Speeding Driver, Girlfriend In Critical Condition
[Image Credit: Herald/Zimpapers Digital] CUT Student Killed By Unlicensed Speeding Driver, Girlfriend In Critical Condition

While the identity of the speeding driver is yet to be disclosed, it has been established that the vehicle in question belongs to a police officer. New Zimbabwe reports that the Mercedez Benz belongs to a female police sergeant.

When the accident occured, the vehicle was not being driven by the police sergeant, however. Instead, it was being driven by one of her relatives who is believed to be unlicensed.

 

 

The late Lovejoy Mudzengi

 

The fatal incident was confirmed by Mashonaland West provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove.

However, she declined to release a statement saying that the police would only issue a statement after carrying out thorough investigations into the accident.

Lovejoy who was studying GeoInfotics at CUT is set to be buried on Friday.

 


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