Two people survive accident outside Otjiwarongo

17 May 2016 14:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 17 MAY (NAMPA) - A driver and his passenger on Monday survived an accident after they drove over a dead cow that had been lying on the road outside Otjiwarongo.
The accident occurred at 23h20, approximately two kilometres north of Otjiwarongo.
Preliminary investigations indicate that a Lexus sedan drove into the cow and veered off the road.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha said it is suspected that the Audi was speeding as its speedometer gauge was found stuck at 240 km/h at the accident scene.
Mbeha said the Audi, which had been driving behind the Lexus, drove over the cow and rolled several times before coming to a halt about 100 metres from where the cow was lying.
The driver and his passenger were taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital in critical condition and later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in the capital.
“We condemn this type of reckless speeding. Driving at 240 km/h immediately after passing a police roadblock at night is dangerous,” she said.
Mbeha urged motorists to drive responsibly.
A case of reckless and/or negligent driving has been opened against the driver.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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