Overturning car kills pedestrian

15 Oct 2017 11:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 15 OCT (NAMPA) – An overturning vehicle crashed into three pedestrians along the Oluno-Onethindi main road in the Oshikoto Region, killing one pedestrian and leaving the other two with minor injuries on Friday night.
Deputy Crime Investigations Coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Chief Inspector Edna Nawa in a regional crime report issued Saturday identified the deceased as 32-year-old Laina Kapewangolo from Okakwiyu near Ondangwa Town, whose next of kin were informed.
“It is alleged that the driver of a grey Nissan pick-up with registration N8611W was driving from Oluno to Onethindi when he tried to overtake and in the process his vehicle overturned and bumped into three pedestrians who were walking along the road,” Nawa said.
She named the injured pedestrians as 17-year-old Linda Nampala and a certain Moses, whose surname and age remains unknown.
The injured pedestrians were admitted to the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital together with the driver of the overturned vehicle, 26-year-old Rehabeam Uukunde, and his passenger identified as 27-year-old Martin Iyambo.
Uukunde and Iyambo are both from the Oniipa Constituency’s Okambonde and Ondando villages, respectively.
In another incident, a 78-year-old pensioner identified as Kristofina Markus died while being rushed to the Okatope Clinic after she was involved in a road accident on the main road between Ondangwa and Onyaanya at about 11h45 on Friday.
Nawa pointed out that Markus was one of six occupants in a pick-up which collided with a sedan at the Oshikoto Region’s Onyaanya Constituency the same day.
The driver of the pick-up was driving on the main road from Omuthiya heading to Ondangwa when his motor vehicle collided with the sedan which was crossing the road from the southern direction at Onyaanya settlement.
The deceased persons’ next of kin are informed and the Oshikoto NamPol at Okatope and Onyaanya have opened two culpable homicide cases in connection with both accidents.