Witnesses have told IGIHE that the passenger was walking alongside a road when the incident happened on Tuesday 6th June 2023.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) René Irere, the spokesperson of Rwanda National Police (RNP) Traffic and Road Safety Department has said that investigation is underway to establish the cause of the accident that killed a passenger.
Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that more than 1.35 million people die globally in road accidents every year, making it the eighth leading cause of death.
It is, however, the first cause of death in children. In developing countries, road crashes constitute the third leading cause of death.
Despite the reduction in accidents, in Rwanda, more than 9400 accidents were registered across the country last year, claiming lives of over 700 and 4000 injuries.
From January to April 2023, accidents claimed the lives of 250 people.
Among others, 72 people were seriously injured while 1550 survived with minor wounds.
Speeding, distracted driving, driving under influence of drugs or alcohol, wrong maneuvers were recently highlighted among the major causes of accidents in Rwanda.
The general public is often reminded to observe precautionary measures to reduce accidents.