Four injured in Katutura accident

23 Jul 2017 13:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JUL (NAMPA) – Four people were injured Saturday evening when three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of the Claudius Kandovazu, Patmos and Arbeid streets in Katutura at around 20h30.
A Windhoek City Police Officer at the scene of the accident who refused to be named as he is not authorised to speak to the media, said the four, three women and one man were all taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
He said the women suffered moderate injuries while the man bore mild injuries.
According to the officer, the driver of one of the cars, a white Toyota Vitz that is a taxi, ran away from the scene of the accident.
The drivers of a white BMW and blue Golf 1 were both tested for alcohol.
Both tested negative and accused each other of not following traffic rules and regulations.
The driver of the Golf 1 accused the driver of the BMW of speeding in a blind spot, which led to him failing to stop, thus hitting him on the passenger side as he turned into Claudius Kandovazu, from Patmos Street.
The impact forced him into the Toyota Vitz Taxi, he claimed.
The BMW driver said the Golf stopped in the middle of the road, as he appeared undecided whether to turn to his right or continue driving straight from Patmos Street to Arbeid Street.
This led to him driving into the Golf on the passenger side, forcing it to hit the taxi head on, he also claimed.