Pedestrian dies in Chitipa road accident



A 51-year-old man, Kestone Sibale has died after a motor vehicle hit him along the Chitipa -MRA M26 road.

This occurred on 1st July 2024 at around 15:00 hours near Maka trading.

On this fateful day, John Gondwe 60, of Chisenga village in the area of Senior Chief Mwenewenya in Chitipa district was driving a Toyota saloon Noah registration number MZ8610 from MRA direction to Chitipa Business Centre.

Upon arrival at Maka Trading Centre, he lost control of the motor vehicle due to speeding and hit the victim who was walking on the verge side of the road in the same direction.

Due to impact, the victim sustained severe head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Chitipa District Hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the motor vehicle has been arrested and will be taken to court to answer the offense of causing death by reckless driving.

Meanwhile, the police in the district remind road users to adhere to all road traffic rules and regulations to prevent accidents.

Sibale hailed from Nkhanire village in the area of Senior Chief Kameme in Chitipa district.

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