9 August 2016 Last updated at: 2:54 PM

Man hit by car while crossing road

A man in his 40s was hit by a car and died hours later on Sunday night in Mzuzu, Police say.

The man was struck while he was crossing the road at around 7pm.

Deputy Public Relations Officer for Mzuzu police, Cecilia Mfune, said they have since arrested Ken Nkhoma who was driving the car, a Toyota Hiace minibus registration number MZ 3393.

On the night, Nkhoma was coming from Mzuzu going to Luwinga and upon reaching Chinese junction he hit the pedestrian who was crossing the road from right to left.

road accidentThe man whose full particulars are yet to be identified but is in his late 40s was taken to Mzuzu Central Hospital where he died hours later due to head injuries.

The suspect will appear in court soon to answer the charge of causing death by reckless driving contrary to section 126 of Road Traffic Act.

Police have since advised drivers to observe traffic rules which require that speed in cities shall be 50 km per hour.

The suspect Ken Nkhoma, 29, hails from Zayo village, Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district.

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