Citizens escape near-fatal accident

11 Dec 2014 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 DEC (NAMPA) – Seven people escaped a near-fatal accident with slight injuries at the intersection of Independence Avenue and the Western Bypass on Thursday.
The accident occurred just before 11h00 when a white Toyota Corolla taxi sedan and a grey Toyota Corolla taxi sedan rammed into a trailer of a goods’ delivery truck.
The white taxi, which was only occupied by the driver and one passenger on the left backseat of the vehicle, was travelling in an easterly direction towards town, while the grey taxi - occupied by its driver and three passengers - was travelling from the opposite direction when the accident occurred.
As a result of the impact, the grey vehicle went underneath the back of the truck.
The driver of the goods’ delivery truck, which was passing through the intersection on the Western Bypass and heading north, escaped unharmed and fled the scene before police and paramedics arrived.
City Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho informed Nampa here that the accident was most likely caused by one of the drivers in the three vehicles speeding through a red traffic light.
The police are, however, yet to determine the actual cause of the accident.
The passenger who was in the white Corolla vehicle was rushed to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and is in a stable condition, Shikesho said.
The accident caused major obstructions along Independence Avenue.