Reckless and negligent driving top weekend crime

18 Aug 2013 13:40
WINDHOEK, 18 AUG (NAMPA) - The police in Tses are investigating a case of culpable homicide after the 21-year-old Gorcozery Kooper died in a motor vehicle accident during the early hours of Sunday morning.
The weekend crime report made available to Nampa by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Sunday noted that the deceased sustained serious injuries after the driver lost control over the vehicle, which overturned. The incident took place at around 06h56 along the Tses-Keetmanshoop road, about five kilometres from Tses.
The driver escaped with minor injuries.
Kooper died upon arrival at the hospital at Tses, and his next of kin have been informed.
In a separate incident, the Opuwo police opened an inquest docket after a 25-year-old man was hit by the driver of a white Ford Bantam at around 18h30 on Friday.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the Opuwo State Hospital and transferred to the Oshakati State Hospital for further treatment. He had been trying to cross the road when the incident occurred. The suspect in the matter is aged 24, and police investigations into the matter continue.
At Keetmanshoop, a pensioner was burnt to death on Thursday at around 21h00. The deceased, the 84-year-old Sara Dawids was sleeping in a shack when it caught fire. It is thought that the fire was caused by a candle, and the shack was completely destroyed. The police investigation continues.
The police at Bethanie are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving, as well as driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence, after two people were injured in an accident on Friday.
The passenger and driver sustained serious injuries when they were both thrown out of the vehicle they were travelling in. The incident took place at about 22h50 at the town. The accident victims were transported to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital for treatment and their conditions were described as critical. The driver was found to not be in possession of a driver’s licence. Police investigations continue.
In the Omusati Region, the police at Tsandi are investigating a case of reckless and/or negligent driving after three Japanese nationals were seriously injured after the vehicle they travelled in, overturned. According to the report, the driver was attempting to avoid cattle in the road when the accident took place on Thursday at around 18h30. The accident happened along the Iitananga-Omahange main road at Okatseidhi village in the Tsandi Constituency. The victims were rushed to the Tsandi District Hospital and later transferred to the Oshakati State Hospital.
The Groofontein police are investigating a case of culpable homicide case after two passengers died on the spot on Saturday at around 14h25 at the Bou-bou tree about 40 kilometres from the town. Power Shifotoka, 27, and the 28-year-old Israel Ananias perished in the accident, while the driver and two other passengers sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Grootfontein State Hospital. The right front wheel of the metallic silver Opel Corsa which they had been travelling in burst, causing the driver to lose control over the vehicle. The deceased’s’ next of kin have been informed.
In the Otjozondjupa Region, a 76-year-old American national died on arrival at the Outjo State Hospital on Friday at around 18h15. The deceased was a visitor at Farm Eldore in the Maroelaboom area and had been visiting Farm Kheirob about 80 kilometres from Outjo. The deceased allegedly collapsed at a water point, from where he was rushed to hospital and declared dead upon arrival. His next of kin have been informed, and the police investigation continues.