A yet to be identified man believed to be in his 60s has died after he was hit by a car at Toyota Malawi Zebra crossing in Maselema near Independence Arc in Blantyre.
According to assistant police spokesperson for Limbe police station Widson Nhlane, the accident occurred on Tuesday and the deceased was pronounced dead upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after sustaining head injuries.
Nhlane said the deceased was crossing at Toyota Zebra crossing from left to right and when he was in the middle of the road he was hit by the lorry with the registration number CZ 3395.
“What happened is that the deceased was trying to cross at the zebra when a speeding vehicle hit him. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Central hospital where he was pronounced dead due to head injuries,” said Nhlane.
The lorry, which was coming from Limbe going to Blantyre was being driven by Shaibu Chibwana aged 21. The driver is now in police custody and has been charged with causing death due to reckless driving which is contrary to section 126 of Traffic Act.
Meanwhile, the Police are informing the general public whose relative is missing to go and identify the dead body at Queen Elizabeth Central hospital mortuary or to report to Limbe police station.
The law enforcers have also urged drivers and road users to always observe the Zebra crossing.