Three people in Serenje on Saturday narrowly escaped death when the newly won Toyota corolla car they were in careered off the road and overturned along the great north road at Chikubula area 46 kilometres from Serenje.
The new corolla was recently won by Mr Emmanuel Bwembya of Mulenga Hills in Kasama who was also in the car driven by his nephew at the time of the accident.
ZANIS reports that three of the other passengers identified as Happy Simbeye, Brain Mwamba 32 and Melvis Kafwancha 32 of Location compound in Kasama are currently admitted to Serenje district hospital following the accident.
And a medical officer at the district hospital, Dr Richard Kaki told ZANIS that Simbeye sustained serious head injuries while the other two sustained minor injuries.
The accident which involved an unregistered Toyota corolla which was won in the ongoing MTN promotion happened around 10:00 hours at Chikubula area when the driver of the vehicle Prince Chiluba lost control of the car after he failed to negotiate a corner.
Meanwhile, Chiluba 23, of house no 16/16 Bauleni compound who was the driver of the vehicle escaped un hurt and has since been arrested and remanded in police custody.
The car is damaged beyond repair.