Speeding vehicle overturns, driver dies

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A driver died in a road accident in Chiradzulu district after his over-speeding vehicle had overturned and hit a pedestrian, Malawi Police say.

The pedestrian and a passenger sustained minor injuries.

Police identified the deceased as James Saidi, 23, from Mtembo village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kadewere in Chiradzulu.

road accidentChiradzulu Police Traffic Constable, Zione Mpeya, said the accident took place at Ngungume, Mapanga Area along Chilembwe road.

According to Mpeya, Saidi was working as a driver at Kachere Township and on the day he was given a Toyota Mark ll Saloon with the registration number NB 2962 to wash but when he had finished cleaning it, Saidi together with his friend decided to use the vehicle to see a girlfriend at Magomero in Chiradzulu without consent from his boss.

While on their way, Saidi failed to control the vehicle due to over-speeding and the car overturned and hit a pedestrian in the process.

Saidi died on the spot due to a severe head injury while the passenger and the pedestrian sustained minor injuries and were treated as out-patients.

 

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