Motorcyclist dies on Hosea Kutako Drive

WINDHOEK: A 44-year-old man was killed instantly after he lost control of his motorbike on Hosea Kutako Drive near the Pionierspark Cemetery, causing it to leave the road.

The incident occurred shortly after peak-hour on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the City Police, the man was traveling in a southern direction when he lost control of the motorbike.

The motorbike then moved into the opposite lane hitting the pavement and throwing the man off the road into the bushes.

The speed at which he was traveling on has not yet been determined and police investigations continue.

In a separate incident, one man was seriously injured while to people were slightly injured between the Windhoek-Okahandja road near the Feed Master factory when a Ford Bantam bakkie crashed into a truck.

The incident occurred around 17h00 when the 30-year-old driver of the Ford Bantam nearly caused a head-on collision with a Fortuner which had two occupants in it, coming from the opposite direction.

Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho told Nampa upon enquiry on Tuesday that the bakkie hit the Fortuner on is rear causing it to leave the road.

The driver than crashing into the truck which was behind the Fortuner.

He said it is suspected that the man was tired when he was driving.

“The paramedics who were at the scene tried their level best to rescue the driver of the Ford Bantam and we know that he was still alive when they rushed him to the hospital,” Shikesho said.

(edited)WINDHOEK: A 44-year-old man died instantly when his motorbike left the road after he lost control over it on Hosea Kutako Drive near the Pionierspark Cemetery on Tuesday.

The incident occurred shortly after the lunch hour.

City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho told Nampa on Wednesday the man was traveling in a southern direction when he lost control of the motorbike.

It moved over into the opposite lane, hitting the pavement. The man was thrown off the bike and into the bushes next to the road.

The speed which he was traveling at has not yet been determined, and police investigations continue.

In a separate incident, one man was seriously injured and two people slightly injured on the Windhoek-Okahandja road near the Feed Master factory when a Ford Bantam pick-up crashed into a truck.

The accident occurred at around 17h00 on Tuesday when the 30-year-old driver of the Ford hit the Fortuner’s side, causing it to leave the road.

The pick-up then drove into a truck driving behind the Fortuner.

The two occupants of the Fortuner were slightly injured.

Shikesho said it is suspected that the driver of the pick-up was tired.

“The paramedics who were at the scene tried their best to rescue the driver of the Ford Bantam and we know that he was still alive when they rushed him to the hospital,” the City Police Senior Superintendent said.

SOURCE: NAMPA