A dark cloud fell on the family of Mr. and Mrs. Mhango after the demise of their three year old girl identified as Lucy in a road accident which occured at Mazembe, along the Chintheche-Dwangwa road on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews, Nkhata Bay Police Publist Ignatius Esau said on the material day, the car which was involved in this fatal accident was being driven by Mrs. Witness Tembo of Ministry of water in Mzuzu.
“She was driving a Toyota hilux double cabin registration number BR 920 from Chintheche heading towards Dwangwa. Upon reaching a place called Mazembe, which is a busy area where scores of people walk up and down, Lucy dashed into the road from right to left and the driver ended up hitting her”, said Esau.
News Watch Reviews understands that following the impact, Lucy died on the spot due to head injuries while the motor vehicle had its front grill cracked.
Esau said the driver is currently on police bail and once paper work is over, she will stand trial for causing death by reckless or negligent driving contrary to section 126 of Road Traffic Act.
The deceased, Lucy Mhango hailed from Chikunda village under Traditonal Authority Fukamapiri in Nkhata Bay district.
Meanwhile Police in the district is calling upon drivers to reduce speed whenever they are approaching busy trading centers so that deaths of this nature may be avoided.
They have also urged parents not leave their young children alone in places like these so that lives can also be spared.