Khomas tops road accidents

16 Dec 2014 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – The Khomas Region has again recorded the highest number of road accidents over a period of three weeks, compared to other regions.
The Motor-Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) said in a statement on Monday that a total of 115 road accidents were recorded in the Khomas Region between 22 November and 14 December this year.
The Erongo Region had 31 accidents, Oshana 28, Otjozondjupa 19, Hardap 13 and Oshikoto 12 while the Ohangwena region recorded 11, Omusati nine and Zambezi and Kunene four road accidents each.
The Kavango East and West, //Karas and Omaheke regions all recorded a total of three accidents each.
Overall, a total of 225 road accidents have been recorded over the period under review, compared to 288 last year.
A total of 19 people have lost their lives during this period, while 460 sustained serious injuries.
Most of the accidents were roll-overs, totalling 87; 65 were head-on collisions; 46 involved pedestrians, while five of them were caused by tyre punctures.
Furthermore, eight of the crashes were caused by animals on the road; two mechanical failures; while three passengers fell from moving vehicles.
So far, a total of 559 people have lost their lives in road accidents since the beginning of this year.