Cyclist Killed in Road Accident

Daudi confirms the development.

A 22-year old man in Mangochi district has died after being hit by a motor vehicle at Mpima Forest along Liwonde-Mangochi road.

Mangochi police deputy public relations officer Amina Tepani Daudi has identified the deceased as Imran Banda from Makande village Traditional Authority Kalembo in Balaka.

According to Daudi, the accident which happened in the morning of July 16, 2020 involved a motor vehicle Mazda Alexa registration number CZ9620 driven by Charles Hassan, 29, a doctor at Mangochi District Hospital.

“Hassan who was with his wife as a passenger was driving from the direction of Ulongwe heading Mangochi Boma and due to speeding he lost control and hit the pedal cyclist(now deceased) who was cycling towards the same direction,”

“Following the impact the cyclist sustained head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mangochi District Hospital,” she says.

Meanwhile, police have appealed to drivers to always follow road safety measures to avoid accident.

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