Newly elected Patriotic Front (PF) Livingstone Central Member of Parliament Lawrence Evans has killed a nine months baby after he drove over it leaving its head crushed.
The accident happened around 14 hours at Turn Pike a few meters after the Kafue weigh bridge when Mr. Evans was trying to avoid a long convoy and decided to use a filter lane.
Police officers at the scene told the Daily Nation that the mother of the baby left her lying under a tree while she went to sell her merchandise.
“Mr. Evans was driving to Livingstone and tried to avoid the convoy by using the filter lane but ended up driving over the baby that was sleeping under the tree while her mother was selling bananas and oranges. The baby had her head crushed and the brain spilled all over,” said police officers.
And an eye witness indentified as Trio Mangimela blamed the PF lawmaker for failure to exercise patience on the road saying that Mr. Evans drove outside the road to where the baby was sleeping and ended up crushing her head.
Mr. Evans was later taken to Kafue Police Station for further investigations.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela could not be immediately reached for a comment.