Pensioner hit by car at Ndama

08 Mar 2016 13:10pm
RUNDU, 08 MAR (NAMPA) - A 71-year-old pensioner on Monday sustained a broken leg when she was hit by a car at Rundu's Ndama informal settlement along the Trans-Caprivi highway.
The pensioner, who was attempting to cross the road, has been identified as Pauline Matjayi and admitted at the Rundu State Hospital in a stable condition.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)Â’s Acting Regional Crime InvestigationsÂ’ Coordinator for Kavango East, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Tuesday the driver of a silver Toyota sedan, who was driving from east to west, hit Matjayi.
The incident took place at about 17:20.
A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened against the driver.
In another incident also on Monday, a Toyota Hillux pickup carrying church members veered off the road and came to a standstill in nearby bushes.
The vehicle was driving to Divundu from Omega in the Kavango East Region.
A branch hit the 47-year-old Patricia Nduhe, who was a passenger at the back of the pick-up, when the car crashed into the nearby bushes. She fell off the vehicle and sustained head injuries in the process.
Nduhe was taken to the Andara District Hospital and has been described as being in a serious but stable condition.