A 74-YEAR-OLD elderly man was yesterday hit by a speeding motorist while trying to cross the road near Masara Business Centre in Marange.
Onias Gowero died instantly after sustaining serious injuries that included a fractured skull, broken hand and leg.
Police confirmed the incident, saying the motorist, Lazarus Shundure (37), who had three passengers on board, was assisting police with investigations.
“Shundure was driving along Marange Road with three passengers on board when he hit Gowero who was crossing the road. Gowero, who sustained serious injuries, died on the spot. Shundure stopped the vehicle and realised that Gowero was already dead.
“Gowero’s body was taken to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem,” said Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luxson Chananda.