A 4-year old boy in Kasungu District has died after being hit by a motor vehicle which was reversing on its own without a driver.
The deceased has been identified as Levi Beni of Samson village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwase in Kasungu.
On April 25, 2021 at about 15:00 hours, the driver of the motor vehicle in question Brave Gola, 33, parked a Toyota Dyna pickup, reg number MN 7933, at Samson village where he had gone to load bricks.
After parking the motor vehicle, he went out of the vehicle. Whilst the vehicle was stationery, it started moving backwards on its own and in the process it hit a young boy who stood at the far distance from where the vehicle was parked.
Following the impact, Levi sustained internal injuries and he died whilst receiving treatment at Kasungu District Hospital.
Currently, the driver is in police custody pending a court appearance to answer a charge of causing death by reckless driving.
Brave Gola hails from Kapile village, Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka district.