Pregnant woman loses baby after accident

05 Sep 2016 07:10am
WINDHOEK, 05 SEP (NAMPA) - A 29-year-old pregnant woman lost her baby after she was involved in an accident on the road between Ondangwa and the Onethindi area on Saturday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said at the weekly crime media briefing here on Sunday the woman was one of two pregnant women driving in a Volkswagen Polo.
She could not say how far along the woman's pregnancy was.
A Toyota pickup, driven by an unlicensed driver, is said to have driven into the Polo from behind. The other woman in the Polo sustained slight injuries and was admitted to the Onandjokwe State Hospital.
On the main road from Onandjokwe towards Onethindi, a security guard was run over by an oncoming vehicle while trying to cross the road on Saturday at around 05h20.
Both his legs were broken in the accident and he was admitted to the Onandjokwe State Hospital.
A 25-year-old International University of Management student was the driver of the vehicle that ran him over. The driver was not arrested, but police investigations continue.
Another culpable homicide was recorded at Ondangwa where someone drove over a one-year-old baby who had reportedly been lying under the vehicle.
The deceased has been identified as Amukwaya London Loose.
It is alleged that the driver of a Nissan parked his vehicle at a residence in the Uupopo residential area. He was not aware that the child was under the car and drove over him while reversing.
The driver was not arrested and the police investigation continues.