Pedestrian killed by bike on Western Bypass

08 Mar 2014 06:00am
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) – A pedestrian was killed instantly after he was hit by a motorbike on the B1 road in the northern industrial area of the capital on Friday morning.
The 35-year-old man was heading to work from the Shandumbala residential area when the motorbike, which was travelling north towards Okahandja, hit him as he was crossing the road in an easterly direction.
The man died on the spot and the motorbike rider, identified as John Manns, was rushed to Mediclinic in Windhoek.
Chief of the City Police, Abraham Kanime told Nampa at the scene that the accident occurred as a result of conflict of speed, where the pedestrian might have crossed the road at a slow pace or underestimated the speed of the motorbike.
The Western Bypass (B1) is notorious for motor and pedestrian accidents and fatalities.
Kanime said the City Police is preparing to put up measures such as fixed cameras at various spots on the road as well as enforce a speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour, especially during peak hours when traffic on that road in the Windhoek District picks up.
The deceased's next of kin have not yet been informed, and police investigations continue.