Police in Mzimba have arrested a 24-year-old driver after the vehicle he was driving hit a pedestrian, killing him on the spot.
Mzimba Police Station spokesperson Peter Botha has since identified the suspect as Fletcher Mwafulirwa of Mwanyeshya Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu in Karonga District.
He was driving a Toyota Sienta registration MZ 1112 when he hit a pedestrian, Phaniso Hunga, 45, of Stonya Vinkhumbo, Village, Paramount Chief M’mbelwa in Mzimba.
“The pedestrian was crossing the road from right to left when he was hit by the car which was coming from Mzimba Trading Centre heading to Chimkusa,” said Botha.
According to police, Hunga was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mzimba District Hospital and a post-mortem revealed that death was due to severe injuries.
Botha said the driver will appear in court soon to answer a charge of causing death by reckless driving.
“Let road users comply with road signs and follow Road Traffic regulations. Drivers have to observe carrying capacity and use roadworthy vehicles to avoid accidents,” he said.
The incident happened a day after 43 Form Four students from Manyamula Community Day Secondary School in the district survived a road accident on Friday. n