Boy hits by car along B1 in Keetmanshoop

07 Jul 2016 08:30am
KEETMANSHOOP, 7 JUL (NAMPA) – A Grade 4 learner at the Don Bosco Primary School in Keetmanshoop was hit and killed by a car on the national B1 road between 13h00 and 14h00 on Wednesday.
The boy was crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing located on the highway on his way home from school when he was hit by a vehicle with a South African number plate.
He died on the spot.
Namibian Police Chief Inspector in the Regional Crime Investigations unit, Coleen Brandt could not disclose the name of the deceased late on Wednesday as investigations into the matter were still being finalised.
She could only say that the boy was between 10 and 11 years of age and that the male driver of the vehicle was taken to the Keetmanshoop Hospital where he was treated for shock.
The man was accompanied by his wife.
Brandt said the police were gathering statements from the South African couple and that a case of culpable homicide would be investigated
A teacher at the school reportedly identified the deceased a short while after the incident.
Distraught family members were later seen huddled together at the local hospital.
The B1 road runs through the southern capital.
The town business area, suburbs Westdene and Noordhoek are on the west while Krönlein, Tseiblaagte and extensions of the Ileni informal settlement are on the east.
The Don Bosco school is next to the Office of the //Kharas Governor, which is located a few metres away from the pedestrian crossing that hundreds of schoolchildren use each day.