Mpilo Hospital boss, Mr Leonard Mabhandi survived a head on crash near the 10km peg along Gweru-Kwekwe.

Mr Mabhandi, who was alone in his car, escaped with a cut on his left leg but his Jeep Cherokee is a write off after the crash that happened on Thursday around 6PM. The driver of the Nissan X-Trail he collided with died on the spot while two other passengers are battling for life at Gweru Provincial Hospital.

Four other vehicles crashed into each other resulting in a pile up that blocked the highway for close to an hour. Mabhandi said the driver of the X-Trail was attempting to overtake four vehicles including a haulage truck.

“I was driving towards Kwekwe and as I was going up the fly-over just after Redcliff turnoff, I saw the vehicle coming towards me after it failed to overtake the haulage truck and other vehicles. There was little time for me to react and a head-on resulted,” he said.