This is according to statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by police public relations officer Charity Munganga.
Ms Munganga said Lusaka had the highest number of accidents reported totaling 22, while the Copperelt and Southern provinces hard recorded 21 each.
North-Western Province recorded eight, Muchinga and Eastern provinces had seven each, Western registered five and the lowest were Northern and Luapula provinces with three each.
“Of the 158 accidents 17 people lost their lives, 27seriously injured, 25 slightly injured and 90 damages,” she said.
Ms Munganga said there has been an increase in the road accidents in 2013 as compared to 58 in 2012.
She said since January 2, 2014, the police recorded 158 road traffic accidents throughout the country.
Ms Munganga said the rising number of accidents is because of the increase in the number of vehicles on Zambian roads.
Zambia Daily Mail