Driver, two other occupants of a pick-up fled accident scene after causing a near-fatal collision on Western Bypass in Windhoek

WINDHOEK: The driver and two other occupants of a pick-up belonging to a local transport company fled the scene of an accident after causing a near-fatal collision on the Western Bypass in Windhoek on Friday.

The incident occurred at around 21h00 when the single cab Toyota Hilux which was travelling in a southern direction overtook five cars at once at high speed and collided with a sedan vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

A source in the City Police told Nampa yesterday the sedan was occupied by a male adult and his two children. The man was not injured, while his one-year-old daughter sustained slight injuries and his seven-year-old son was found unconscious at the scene of the accident.

He appeared to have dislocated his arm.

The source said the sedan left the road and was split in half as a result of the impact, while the pick-up was found a few metres away from the road, totally damaged.

The City Police further suspect that the driver of the pick-up might have been under the influence of alcohol as ‘bottles of alcohol were highly visible inside the vehicle.’

No arrests have been made in connection with the matter yet, but the driver is known to the police.