A 72-year-old man has died in a road accident in Dowa after being hit by a motor vehicle.
The deceased has been identified as Tchailodi Guza from Chisonga Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District.
Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha said the accident which happened on Wednesday at Chisonga Village along Salima-Lilongwe road near Lumbadzi Bridge, involved unknown motor vehicle driven by unknown driver.
“It is believed that the unknown motor vehicle driven by unknown driver was coming from Salima going towards Lilongwe direction and upon reaching at Chisonga Village near Lumbadzi Bridge, it hit the pedestrian who was coming from the opposite direction and the driver did not stop,” M’bumpha said.
Following the impact, the pedestrian was rushed to Chankhungu Health Centre where he was pronounced dead due to severe head injuries.
Meanwhile, police investigations are underway to trace and arrest the driver of the motor vehicle.