The police outrider for a presidential convoy has been left in bruises after an accident occurred on the highway.
A Police outrider (sweeper) suffered injuries when he fell off his motorbike in Livingstone.
Amos Chanda, the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations to President Lungu, in a statement, said: “I can confirm that a police rider, who was the lead sweeper of the presidential convoy heading to the airport, collided with a police vehicle that was returning from the airport. The car is the official vehicle for Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonnie Kapeso who had been dropped off at the airport since he was in the advance party that left for Sinazongwe earlier.
“The driver of the vehicle seemed to have failed to observe the rider resulting into this accident. The rider got off the damaged bike and sat by the roadside to wait for the medics to assess him whilst the driver of the vehicle managed to stop and park his car safely.
“Police will issue a comprehensive statement when they have spoken to the two officers involved, that is the bike rider and the Driver of the car that hit into the bike.
“When the accident happened the main presidential motorcade was several minutes away from the accident spot, moving at below 40km per hour to allow the President to respond to the greetings from the masses who had thronged the roadsides between the hotel and airport.
“The President is now airborne enroute to Sinazongwe where he is officiating at a function to promote agricultural cooperatives. he said.
President Edgar Lungu’s main presidential motorcade drove past shortly after the accident.
The accident is the second involving President Lungu’s motorcade in a month.