Minibus overturns along Western Bypass

19 Jul 2017 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUL (NAMPA) – A minibus taxi transporting students to the University of Namibia (UNAM) campus overturned after it collided with a sedan on Windhoek’s Western Bypass on Wednesday.
City Police Public Relations Officer Edmund Khoeseb told Nampa the minibus driver caused the collision when he made an illegal U-turn.
“The minibus had 15 passengers, while the sedan had three passengers - two adults and a baby,” Khoeseb said.
The drivers of both vehicles and a passenger in the minibus sustained serious injuries and were rushed to hospital.
All other passengers escaped the accident unhurt.
“The main problem is that drivers are inconsiderate and do not care about the next person on the road,” said Khoeseb.
He stated that a lot of interventions are planned to help reduce accidents on the Western Bypass, such as the reduction of the speed limit from 120 kilometres/hour to 80km/h and closing of illegal exit and entry points.