RTSA chief in an accident, charged with careless driving
By Staff Reporter
NINE people have been injured after the bus they were on was hit by a Ford Ranger which was being driven by (Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko.
Police deputy spokesperson Rae Hamoonga confirmed the accident that occurred on Wednesday around 15:30hrs opposite Lake Petroleum filling station along the Kafue-Lusaka road and that Soko had since been charged with careless driving.
Hamoonga disclosed in a statement that the accident involved a Ford Ranger registration BAK 8838 which was being driven by Soko and a Mitsubishi Rosa registration ABR 3197 which was driven by Bwalya Moto aged 48 years.
Hamoonga said the accident happened when Soko failed to keep to his lane hence hit into the bus which was coming from the opposite direction, injuring nine passengers.
He said the charge of careless driving would only hold against him after paying admission of guilty within 7 days failure to which the matter would go to Court.