06 Dec 2017 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 DEC (NAMPA) The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund conveyed its condolences to the families, friends, colleagues and community members of 22 people who perished in road accidents over the weekend.
In a statement issued Wednesday by Corporate Communication Officer, Belinda Hamburee, the MVA Fund also wished all the injured a speedy recovery.
Hamburee said the first weekend of December (01-03) was marred by road crash fatalities with the death of 22 persons in 31 accidents that rendered 38 persons with varying degrees of injury.
We assure the families of the deceased of our support during this difficult time, and request such families to contact the nearest MVA Fund Service Centre for relevant claims such as the funeral grant and loss of support for the dependents of the deceased, as well as loss of income, injury grant and medical expenses for the injured, the statement said.
It further said that the 31 accidents were as a result of collisions and roll-overs.
Collisions recorded seven (7) injuries and 12 fatalities while roll-overs recorded 15 injuries and nine (9) fatalities.
The statement said figures from the 31 accidents point to the inability of motorists to control their vehicles owing to inadequate driver fitness, with attributes such as fatigue, speed, driving under the influence, inconsiderate and aggressive driving and dangerous overtaking being associated with collisions or roll-over crashes.
MVA Fund therefore encourages all drivers to desist from exhibiting risky behaviour and [urges drivers to] be mindful of not just their own safety but that of other road users.
MVA also advises road users to anticipate road risks by exercising the highest level of tolerance, patience, willingness to share the road as well as to adhere to all road signs and regulations.