A 32-year-old man in Mangochi has died after hitting the rear part of a motor vehicle which was in motion at Mangochi main roundabout.
The deceased has been identified as Gift Chinkwezule from Howe Village, Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba District.
According to Deputy Publicist for Mangochi Police Station, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, the accident, happened Saturday evening, August 1 and involved a motor vehicle, Toyota Sienta, registration number SA6574 driven by Robert Charles(35).
Charles was driving from the direction of Monkey-Bay and heading Mangochi Boma. Upon arrival at the main roundabout, he entered the roundabout side by side with another vehicle, a Toyota Fielder, registration number RU8564 driven by Hastings Kaenda(18).
The two drivers did not give way hence the Kabaza operator (now deceased) who was cycling from the Admarc Road ended up hitting the rear part of the Toyota Sienta.
“Following the impact, the cyclist sustained a deep cut on the neck and died while receiving treatment at Mangochi District Hospital,” said Daudi.
Both drivers have been arrested and are in police custody awaiting court proceedings. The police appeal to all road users, especially
drivers to always follow road safety measures to avoid accidents on the roads of Malawi.