North Western Province Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila has identified the deceased as Prince Samalesu of Magrede Compund in Solwezi.
Namachila has explained that the accident happened yesterday when the driver only identified as Mingochi of Chingola who, whilst driving a truck registration numbers AGB 4837, AGB5148T, AGB 5149, the property of Mining Haulage registration numbers, ran over Samalesu who had just disembarked from the same motor vehicle.
He said the deceased, after disembarking the truck, discovered that he had forgotten his travelling bag in one of the trailers.
Samalesu then jumped in between the trailers with the view to get his bag without the knowledge of the driver.
“As he was still in between the trailers, the driver drove off and was run over by the trailer wheels. The driver came to know about it when he reached his destination and expressed ignorance over the happenings,” Namachila said.
Namachila has explained that due to the impact, the victim sustained fatal injuries, which included a crushed head, fractured legs and a cut on the stomach.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited in Lumwana First Level hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.