Car crashes into Stanbic Bank


A MAN crashed his Toyota Corsa into the front glass of Stanbic Bank in Gweru yesterday morning injuring some nurses and civilians that were walking on the pavement.


According to eyewitnesses, the crash happened at around 8am and the injured nurses were said to have been returning from night duty at the nearby Gweru General Hospital.

Gweru General Hospital medical superintendent Fabian Mashingaidze confirmed to Southern Eye in a telephone interview that they had admitted patients involved in the accident, but could not disclose more information.

“We received patients who were involved in an accident in town this morning,” said Mashingaidze.

“They are still being attended to by doctors so I’m yet to get details of how many people were injured, but I can confirm that there
are no critical injuries; just fractures.”

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the Corsa was speeding when a Honda Fit encroached into his lane to drop a passenger.

He swerved in a bid to avoid a collision with the Honda Fit, but the car veered off the road and ploughed into pedestrians before crashing into the front glass of the bank and coming to a stop.