Several road fatalities recorded over long weekend

A 45-year-old woman on Thursday died on the spot after the vehicle she was travelling in overturned several times on the B1 road, 120 kilometres from Keetmashoop in the //Kharas Region.

According the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) crime report issued on Tuesday, said the driver of the vehicle lost control causing the vehicle to overturn.

It noted that four other occupants sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Keetmashoop State Hospital.

In a separate incident, two people died on the spot after the double cab pick-up vehicle they were travelling in lost control on Saturday at about 22h00, approximately 10 kilometres from Swakopmund.

According to the report, the driver of the vehicle lost control and it overturned, two other passengers sustained slight to serious injuries and were transported to Swakopmund State Hospital for treatment.

In another incident, an unidentified female died on the spot after she was bumped by a vehicle on Saturday at about 20h00 on the main road between Ondangwa and Ongwediva in the Oshana Region.

The report noted that the deceased was allegedly walking alongside the road with a male person who pushed her in the road and ran away immediately before the deceased got bumped by the vehicle.

Those missing a loved one are requested to visit the Oshakati Police mortuary for identification purposes, while police investigation continues, said the statement.

Meanwhile, a three-year-old boy from Oshivelo in the Oshikoto Region died after he was run over by a trailer on a double cap pickup vehicle driven by his father on Sunday at about 10h00.

The deceased was rushed to the Oshivelo clinic where he was pronounced dead.

In Ohangwena Region, a 24-year-old man from Enyika village died on the spot after the vehicle he was travelling in left the road and bumped against a tree on Saturday at about 22h00.

The police indicated that the driver of the sedan lost control of the vehicle before it left the road and bumped the tree.

Source: Namibia Press Agency