The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident at Nalingula village in Phalombe. on Friday night (13th February 2015) which claimed the life of a five year-old girl has been released on bail.
The deceased, Beatrice Malefula who hailed from Nalingula village T/A Kaduya in the district met her fate around
1900hours at Nalingula village along the Phalombe-Migowi road.
Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times the deceased was was hit by a car as she was crossing the road.
”In the course of crossing the road, the girl was hit by a Toyota Hino 3 tonner lorry Registration Number BR6107 belonging to Concern Universal,” said Nkhwazi.
The girl died on the spot due to severe head injuries.
The vehicle was being driven by Wisky Mkanda 51 of Belesoni village T/A Kuntaja in Blantyre.
”At the time of the accident, the driver was travelling from the direction of Migowi towards Phalombe.”
Meanwhile, Police are investigating the matter .
The driver is expected to appear before the Phalombe First Grade Magistrate Court as soon as investigations on the matter are finalized to answer to charges of Causing Death by Reckless Driving contrary to Section 123 of the Road Traffic Act.
”Police would like to appeal to members of the public to use the roads carefully, parents and guardians make sure that children are never left alone when crossing the road,” added Nkhwazi.
Meanwhile, the girl was laid to rest .Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :