A 35-year-old man died in a road accident after being hit by a motorcycle in Dowa.
Dowa Police Station Publicist Sub Inspector Gladson Mbumpha identified the deceased as Chionetsero Gonthi from Njolomole Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District.
M’bumpha said the accident happened on Sunday evening at Njolomole Village along Chankhungu-Chizuma earth road, involved unregistered Lifan motorcycle, ridden by Andrew Emuledi aged 26 from Ndongo Village in Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa.
He added that traffic Police report indicates that at around 18:40 hours the rider of the motorcycle, Andrew Emuledi, was riding from Chankhungu Trading Centre going towards Chizuma direction with no passenger on board.
“Upon reaching at Njolomole Village, he hit the pedestrian (now deceased) who was crossing from left to right.”,He explained
Due to the impact, the pedestrian sustained open fracture on the left thigh and bleeding from the mouth.
He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Chankhungu Health Centre as due to severe bleeding.
The motorcycle had its headlamp damaged.