A 30 year old man identified by Mzuzu police as Leonard Zembo Nyirongo died on Sunday in a road accident in Mzuzu, the northern city of Malawi.
Confirming the ordeal to News Watch Reviews, Mzuzu police deputy publist Cecilia Mfune said the deceased mate his fate when he was knocked down by a motor vehicle with registration number KA 8824 Toyota Hiace minibus.
“The motor vehicle was driven by Safari Mwafulirwa ,30 years of Kenani Village under Traditional Authority Kilipula in Karonga district and it was coming from Mzimba heading towards Mzuzu City with passengers on board”, said Cecilia.
She said upon reaching Geisha area he hit the deceased who was crossing the road from right to left.
“Following the impact he sustained severe head injuries and died upon arrival at Mzuzu Central Hospital while the driver and passengers escaped with no injuries”, she concluded.
The driver is currently in police custody and he is expected to appear before court to answer charges of causing death by reckless driving.
Meanwhile police is advising drivers to reduce speed and again pedestrians are advised to look at both sides before crossing the road in order to avoid such road accidents.
The deceased hailed from Kapopo Mhlanga Village under Traditional Authority Mbelwa in Mzimba district.