Taxi driver killed in collision, three people seriously injured

22 Aug 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 22 AUG (NAMPA) – A taxi driver was instantly killed and three people seriously injured in a collision involving three taxis on Friday morning near the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.
The accident happened at the intersection of Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street and Independence Avenue at about 02h00.
City Police Superintendent Gerhard Kakonda relayed the sequence of events to Nampa on Friday, saying the collision happened just after the now deceased driver dropped off passengers at that hospital and proceeded along Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street in a northerly direction.
The driver, on realising that he will not find the traffic light green for him to proceed, sped towards the intersection.
He then collided with another taxi, which just crossed the traffic lights - as it had the right of way at the time - driving in a westerly direction along Independence Avenue.
Kakonda said the impact of the crash was so great, the second taxi flew through the air, throwing out two passengers onto the road, and hitting another stationary taxi, seriously injuring its driver.
The driver of the first taxi died on the spot, and the driver of the second taxi fled the scene, but was later found by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at a petrol station in the Khomasdal residential area.