The crew commander and driver of the Safeguard truck that was involved in an accident near Lupane, in which one crew member died, suffered only minor injuries, Safeguard Security Bulawayo managing director Warren King said today.
“The truck involved in the accident was carrying a small consignment for a private business. The accident is unfortunate and the loss of life regretted. However, we are thankful that the two crew members who survived the accident were not seriously injured,” Mr King said.
“We would like to thank Mr Mlonndolozi Mpofu, who witnessed the accident, for assisting our crew while the ambulance and a Safeguard relief vehicle were on their way.
“Mr Mpofu kindly transported one of the crew members to St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane, where he was treated and discharged. The other crew member was taken by ambulance, together with the body of the deceased crew member, to United Bulawayo Hospitals, where he too was treated and discharged.
“Safeguard management and staff give their deepest condolences to the family of the crewman who passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time,” he said.