Twenty people from Kavango survive road accident on B1

05 Aug 2014 09:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 05 AUG (NAMPA) – Twenty people survived a road accident on Monday after a minibus they were travelling in allegedly bumped the rear of a moving sedan vehicle, causing the bus to overturn.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Tuesday that the majority of the occupants in the minibus were from the two Kavango Regions.
The road accident occurred at about 19h50 on Monday, approximately 20 kilometres outside Otjiwarongo on the Otjiwarongo-Okahandja road.
The Otjozondjupa police spokesperson said 16 adults - including the bus driver - and three children under two years of age were in the bus.
The 44-year-old driver of the dark-blue Mazda sedan was alone.
“All passengers in the minibus and the two drivers sustained slight to serious injuries on different body parts,” Mbeha said.
A woman in her 20s and her 12-month-old baby boy sustained serious head injuries, and were still admitted at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital in a stable condition today.
According to Mbeha, the police’s preliminary investigations indicate that both vehicles were coming from the direction of Okahandja enroute to Otjiwarongo.
The 27-year-old driver of the minibus allegedly did not see the Mazda sedan, which was driving in front of his vehicle.
It is alleged that he then drove into its rear without applying brakes, causing the bus to overturn.
Some passengers in the minibus were thrown out of the vehicle.
Police investigations into the matter continue.