MVA Fund warns public against crowding accident scenes

The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has urged the public to refrain from unnecessarily surrounding crash scenes as it could lead to more injuries.

It also asked the public to refrain from looting at accident scenes, in a statement issued yesterday.

MVA Fund said looting of vehicles involved in accidents is risky and irresponsible behaviour that exposes members of the public to various calamities.

The statement explained that crowds of people surrounding accident scenes distort evidence on the scene and prevents emergency medical personnel accessing the scene.

MVA Fund condemns inappropriate behaviour by the public on crash sites and calls on everyone to treat all crash scenes with the utmost sensitivity and to respect those who are injured or affected by such crashes, and instead of looting vehicles when you arrive at a crash scene, rather take a moment and analyse the scene and make rational safe decisions, reads the statement.

Source: Namibia Press Agency