Khomas Region leads road accidents stats again

10 Feb 2015 13:30pm
WINDHOEK 10 FEB (NAMPA) – Twenty road accidents were recorded in the Khomas Region over the past weekend, again higher than five other regions.
The Motor-Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) said in a media statement issued on Monday that the Erongo, Hardap and Oshana regions all recorded two crashes, while Oshikoto and //Karas both recorded one crash during the period 06 February to 08 February 2015.
The majority of the accidents were roll-overs (11), while eight were head-on collisions, three involved pedestrians, two involved cyclists, and two were accidents in which fixed objects were hit.
Furthermore, in yet another accident, a pedestrian fell out of a vehicle, while one accident is still under investigation to determine its cause.
Of the 20 crashes, three fatalities were recorded in the Khomas Region, and one in the Oshikoto Region.
A total of 39 people sustained various degrees of injuries in the six regions.
The three people who lost their lives in the Khomas Region died on 07 February at Farm Hochfeld at about 15h38.
The driver of the pick-up vehicle in which they were traveling lost control of the vehicle and it rolled, injuring another person.
The one fatality in Oshikoto was recorded after an accident on 08 February, some 15 kilometres from Oshivelo towards Tsumeb at about 19h50.
A second person was seriously injured in that crash.
During the same period last year, a total of 30 crashes, 42 injuries and three fatalities were recorded – representing a decrease of seven per cent, while fatalities increased by 33 per cent (four fatalities this year and three in 2014).
(NAMPA)
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