Another Academia SS learner dies after Western Bypass accident

18 Jul 2017 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) - Another Academia Secondary School learner who was involved in an accident on Windhoek’s Western Bypass on 19 June, has died.
The 18-year-old Vistorina Hofeni passed away in the Paramount Private Hospital in the capital on Saturday. Hofeni suffered head and spinal injuries.
Three other learners were with her in the taxi that collided head on with another sedan. One of them, Tjiunatjo Kangorondueza, died on 01 July and was laid to rest in Okakarara, Otjozondjupa Region on Saturday.
The other two survived the accident with minor injuries.
The 26-year-old taxi driver who was transporting them from school that fateful day, died on the spot. His taxi was forced into oncoming traffic after it was rear-ended by a pick-up.
In an interview with Nampa on Monday, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said the police have opened a case of culpable homicide and investigations are underway.
“At the moment, no one is found guilty yet as the case will be submitted to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court,” said Shikwambi.
NamPol could not provide the name of the taxi driver at the time of publishing this story.