In a distressing incident, two school-going sisters were struck by a motorcycle while on their way to school, highlighting the alarming increase in pedestrian accidents in the region. The provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Milton Mundembe, has issued a stern warning to motorists, urging them to prioritize the right of way for pedestrians.

The victims, Adrest Katsekere (5) and her older sister Nomsa Katsekere (10), were rushed to St Albert’s Hospital following the accident. Adrest suffered a bruised right eye, a bl33ding nose, and injuries to her right leg, while her older sister sustained bruises on her legs and hands. Tragically, Adrest’s condition is critical, intensifying the concern surrounding the incident.

The incident happened on February 8, this year at the 21-kilometre peg along the Centenary-Muzarabani Road.

Gift Sorija (43) of Sable Height Primary School was driving a tobacco company motorcycle when an oncoming vehicle encroached onto his lane.

Insp Mundembe said while attempting to avoid a head-on accident, Sorija went to the far right side where the children were walking to school.

Meanwhile, an unknown female is fighting for her life at Concession Hospital after being hit by a commuter omnibus in Mazowe along the Harare-Bindura Road.

She is unable to speak.

Insp Mundembe appeals to people who are missing their female relative to visit the nearest police station.

Circumstances are that, Wellington Musvaire was driving a Toyota Hiace AEU 8379 towards Bindura with nine passengers.

The woman was hit while crossing the road near the 40-kilometre peg.

She fractured her left leg and sustained deep cuts on her face.

In another incident, Chipo Muzanenhamo (38) of Chiwaridzo was walking along the Bindura-Matepatepa Road in the company of her husband Lust Chingwaru.

James Mandaza (43) was driving in the opposite when he hit Muzanenhamo.

She is in a serious condition at Bindura Hospital.

All the drivers are facing culpable homicide charges.

Insp Mundembe urged motorists to safeguard the lives of all road users.

“Speed thrills but k!lls, travel at a safe speed,” he said.