An adult female pedestrian in Mponela, Natalia Malezo has died in a road accident after being hit by a car.
The accident occurred on July 23, 2020 at around 12:30 hours at Kawere area along Kasungu – Lilongwe M1 road.
Facts are that the the driver of the vehicle, Mr Pilirani Phiri 24, of Liwenga Village in the area of Traditional Aurthority Chilowoko in Ntchisi District was driving a motor vehicle registration number KU 6272 Toyota Sienta Station Wagon from the direction of Kasungu heading Lilongwe with four passengers on board.
Upon arrival at a bend before Kawere Trading Centre, he hit a female pedestrian who was crossing to the left side of the road.
Following the impact, the pedestrian sustained fractures on her left arm and and right leg and facial bruises.
She was then taken to Mponela Rural Hospital where she died whilst receiving treatment.
The motor vehicle got its near side fender depressed, headlamp and view mirror broken.
The deceased hailed from Malezo village in the area of Traditional Authority Dzoole in Dowa.
Meanwhile, Police are appealing to all drivers to reduce speed when passing in trading centres and observe all roads signs to avoid such accidents.
Surgent Macpatson Msadala
Mponela Police Station