27 Mar 2017 20:20pm
SWAKOPMUND, 27 MAR (NAMPA) A two-month-old baby girl survived a car crash on Monday morning.
The accident involving a pick-up and a sedan happened about 10 kilometres from Arandis towards Usakos around 04h10.
Rashika Almira Doeses survived the accident in which her mother, Hilde Antonio Doeses, 34, died on the spot.
Rashika's two sisters aged 12 and nine-years, and two-year-old brother also perished in the accident. They were identified as Chansie Doeses, Rashida Doeses and Oabasen Doeseb respectively.
Her father, Hendrick Hansie Doeseb, 38, survived the accident but is in a critical condition.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa confirmed the accident to Nampa on Monday.
Emergency service officers who attended to the accident allegedly found her (Rashika) still lying on her mother.
Kashuupulwa said Rashika was examined by a doctor and was released from the hospital.
The other survivors also in critical conditions were identified as Shaun Haraseb, 12 and Leonhard Shipopyeni Martin, 34.
Kashuupulwa said preliminary investigations show the Doeseb family allegedly drove towards Arandis when the sedan, driven by Martin, crossed the lane and hit their vehicle.
She said the police suspect that Martin lost control of the car when he approached the curve.
The three critically injured were already airlifted to Windhoek for further medical attention, she said.
The deceaseds next of kind have been informed and police investigations continue.