Four survive collision on Otjiwarongo-Otavi road

14 Dec 2016 14:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 14 DEC (NAMPA) - Four men survived a road accident when the vehicles they were traveling in collided on Tuesday afternoon on the Otjiwarongo-Otavi road.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Tuesday the accident involved two foreign nationals and two Namibians.
Mbeha said a Malawian driver and his Zambian passenger were in a Nissan sedan traveling towards Otavi, while a Toyota Land Cruiser was transporting two Namibians in the opposite direction.
The four people involved, including the drivers, are aged 33, 35, 39, and 50 years respectively.
“At approximately 16h30 at about 44-kilometres north of Otjiwarongo, the two vehicles collided head-on,” Mbeha said.
She said it is alleged that the 33-year-old driver of the sedan lost control over his vehicle and swerved into the other lane causing the two vehicles to collide.
The Malawian man sustained serious injuries, while his 29-year-old Zambian passenger sustained slight body injuries.
The 50-year-old driver of the Land Cruiser also sustained serious injuries, while his 35-year-old passenger sustained slight injuries.
The two foreigners and driver of the Land Cruiser were all taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital, where they were admitted.
Police investigations into the matter continue.