6 dead in head-on near Usakos

February 3, 2015, 6:31am

6 dead in head-on near Usakos

A GRUESOME head-on collision between two sedan vehicles claimed the lives of six people on Sunday near Usakos, with 10 more people killed in car crashes all over the country during the weekend.
Among the dead in Sunday's accident were three adults and three children - one of them a baby.
The incident occurred around 13h30 about 20km from Usakos towards Arandis. 
The female sole survivor was transported to the Usakos State Hospital by a private vehicle. She is in a serious condition. 
It is understood that the vehicles caught fire on impact, burning the two drivers beyond recognition.
The B2 route had to be closed off for more than four hours for the police to conclude their investigation and for one of the wreckages to be removed from the road. 
The names of the deceased [three were children] have not been released as yet, as the next of kin must still be informed.
The latest Motor Vehicle Accident Fund statistics released yesterday indicated 16 people were killed in different fatal motor vehicle crashes over the weekend. Of the deceased, eight were drivers, six were passengers, while two died as pedestrians.
Also on Sunday a pedestrian lost his life in a hit-and-run incident on the Rehoboth-Bahnhof road.
On Saturday, two people were killed in separate crashes when the vehicles they were travelling in left the road and rolled over on the Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road. 
Another fatality was reported from Gobabis following a roll-over, while one more person was fatally injured when the vehicle he was travelling in collided with an animal. The incident happened behind Dr Lemmer Secondary School in Rehoboth.
On Friday, one person was killed following a roll-over at Oshigambo in the Oshikoto region. Two more people lost their lives in a head-rear collision between a truck and a Nissan NP200 on the Trans-Kalahari Highway at around 22h00. A 4-year-old child is said to have survived the horror crash with moderate injuries. 
The condition of the truck driver is not yet established. Another person died in a head-on collision on the Okahandja - Otjwarongo road. His vehicle is said to have caught flames following the crash. A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident at Eembidi in the Ohangwena Region.
The weekend bloodshed on Namibian roads brings the total number of fatalities recorded between 26 January and 1 February 2015 to 26. 
This includes the seven lives lost in a head-on collision between a VW Polo and a Toyota Corolla, which occurred on the Onyaanya - Ondangwa road on Monday, 26 January 2015. Three more people were killed on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 when their vehicle veered off the road and rammed onto a stationary truck.
Since the start of 2015, 63 people have died in vehicle accidents.

The Namibian