17 Apr 2018 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) A 22-year-old man died instantly on the Windhoek-Rehoboth road in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after his pick-up collided with a truck.
According to members of the Namibian Police Force at the scene, the accident took place around 03h00, some 40 kilometres outside Windhoek.
Although the details are still unclear, it is alleged that the driver of the pick-up, who was travelling alone from Rehoboth to Windhoek, lost control of the vehicle, swaying into the trucks lane.
In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision with the pick-up, the driver of the truck belonging to PG Distribution Company swung out of the way and overturned in the process.
Further information from the police said a call regarding negligent driving by the pick-up on the same road was allegedly received before the accident occurred.
The truck driver and one passenger sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Katutura State Hospital by the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund.
A case of culpable homicide will be opened against the 43-year-old truck driver.
In an interview with Nampa, a representative of Imperial Managed Solutions, the company sent to assess the damage of the truck, said even though the loss could not be determined immediately, it was a big loss, possibly amounting to close to half a million Namibian dollars.
Cargo of the truck strewn on the road included liquor, food and cleaning products.
The police at the scene also sent out a message cautioning drivers to get enough rest before embarking on journeys, especially over long distances.