The future of a six year old boy identified as Vitumbiko Nyimba was cut short as he died in a road accident that took place at St Joseph Catholic church in the Lake Shore district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay.
Nkhata Bay Police Spokesperson Ignatius Esau said Vitumbuko mate his fate on the morning of September 26, 2017, as he was on his way to St Maria Goreth primary school where he was a learner.
“As he was crossing from right to left hand side of the road behind a moving vehicle, he was hit by a moving motor vehicle registration number MG 830 Toyota land cruiser that was being driven by a Mr Rabson Silungwe which was going to the opposite direction”, said Eaau.
He added, “following the impact, the deceased who hailed from Japi village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkumbira in Nkhata Bay district sustained head injuries and was rushed to Nkhata Bay district hospital where he died some hours later whilst receiving treatment”, he affirmed.
The driver, who is currently under police bail will face charges of causing death by reckless or negligent driving contrary to section 126 of Road Traffic Act.
Meanwhile, Police in the district have since called upon parents to see to it that their young ones are being escorted to school with someone who is older enough with an aim of avoiding a repeat of the above incident.