Pedestrian killed on Western Bypass

08 Apr 2014 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 08 APR (NAMPA) – A pedestrian was killed instantly on Monday afternoon when he was hit by a car on the Western Bypass, moments after he was warned by the police to stay clear of that road.
City Police Chief Abraham Kanime told Nampa on Tuesday that the deceased was observed earlier that day idling along the road with a bottle of liquor in his hand.
He said the deceased, estimated to be in his mid-20s, was heavily intoxicated, and was almost hit by several other vehicles on that road.
Kanime said a police officer patrolling that road stopped and warned the deceased to move away from the road, but a few minutes later the man was hit by a Toyota pick-up vehicle at about 18h00.
He died on the spot.
The City Police chief said that judging from the damage to the vehicle, the vehicle was traveling at a high speed.
The driver of the Toyota was in a state of shock but refused to be treated for shock at the scene, and was rushed to a hospital in Windhoek.
The deceased's next of kin have not yet been informed, and police investigations continue.