Sixteen people escape fatal accident in Kleine Kuppe
25 Dec 2014 13:00pm
WINDHOEK 25 DEC (NAMPA) Sixteen people escaped a fatal accident when a minibus they were traveling in crashed into a taxi in the early hours of Christmas Day.
The accident happened at about 04h00 at the intersection of Aus and Frankie Fredericks streets in the Kleine Kuppe residential area.
The impact was so strong that the minibus overturned after crashing into the taxi that was traveling at high speed.
The minibus was traveling from Ausenker in southern Namibia to the north.
City Police spokesperson, Superintendent Absai Thomas said the taxi, which was traveling from the direction of the Trade Centre in a westerly direction, jumped a red traffic light when the minibus came crashing into it.
The minibus driver, who escaped with minor injuries, told Nampa at the scene of the accident that he tried by all means to avoid hitting the taxi but it was too late.
Thomas said the taxi was hit on the left side, and fortunately the passenger escaped with minor injuries.
The taxi driver also sustained slight injuries and was taken to the Katutura State Hospital for further observation, together with the passengers of the minibus.
Some motorists like to take chances, so drivers should be extra careful when approaching traffic lights, Thomas said.