Four people die in seperate car accidents on Saturday

Two passengers died on the spot on Saturday after a car they were travelling in overturned at about 17h10 north of Werda at the Omuhama village in the Kunene Region.

“It is alleged that the rear tyre of the vehicle burst, causing the driver to lose control,” said Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus during a media briefing here on Sunday.

The vehicle with registration number N 18664 SH was travelling from Werda to the Otamanzi village in the same region.

The diseased were identified as Lucia Amunime, 48, and Konias Nampala, 15, both from the Otamanzi area.

Their next of kin were formally informed.

The driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Opuwo State Hospital.

He was identified as 25-year-old Petrus Natangwe Amunime.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

In a separate incident, an 18-year-old woman died on the spot after she was run over by a white Polo Volkswagen (VW) sedan vehicle on Saturday at the Ondukuta village in the Omusati Region.

The incident happened at around 21h30 on the main road between the Tsandi settlement and Outapi town.

Matheus said that it is alleged that the pedestrian was hit after she attempted to cross the road.

She was identified as Shifiona Ndeipa Rauha.

Her next of kin were informed, and the body was taken to the Okahao Police Mortuary for an autopsy.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

In an unrelated incident, a two-month-old baby girl was killed after a car she was travelling in collided with another car on Saturday at about 10h30, some 45 kilometres from Aus to Keetmanshoop in the //Karas Region.

Mathues said that a VW Polo sedan and Honda sedan were following each other from the direction of Aus towards Keetmanshoop, when the driver of the Honda who was in front, slowed down to turn off at a resting place on the right side of the road. At that point in time, the VW Polo was overtaking it from behind, resulting in the collision.

There were five passengers in the VW Polo, including the now deceased baby.

The other four people, including the driver, sustained minor to serious injuries and were all admitted to the Luderitz State Hospital.

The deceased baby was identified as Isabella Kalemora Kambinda.

Her next of kin were informed

The four passengers of the Honda all sustained minor injuries.

Police investigations continue.