Post courier driver was in deep sleep due to fatigue

The driver of the Post newspaper, Toyota Haice courier van delivering newspapers to Eastern Province is believed to have been in deep sleep during the time of the accident due to fatigue.

Sources told the Watchdog that there were two gentlemen on the Post Courier Toyota Haice bus.

The driver had been working the whole day before leaving Lusaka yesterday morning.

The survivor told the relatives the driver started dozing from as far back as Nyimba.

“He forced his way until Petauke where he rested for about an hour. At the time of the accident the Post driver was in deep sleep and crossed over to the opposite lane at a very high speed”.

“The big bus tried to slow down and avoid it but stretch of road at the scene is not good,” sources said

Sources said the cause of the accident was driver fatigue due to over-working. The driver died on the spot, shredded to bits.