Six injured in accident near Otjiwarongo

25 Mar 2019 13:30pm
OTJIWARONGO, 25 MAR (NAMPA) - Six people survived a road accident when the vehicle they were traveling in rolled south of Otjiwarongo early on Monday morning.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha told Nampa that the driver of the seven-seater vehicle was trying to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front of it, which stopped suddenly for a kudu standing in the middle of road.
The accident occurred about 41 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo.
The seven-seater was heading in the direction of Okahandja.
“The vehicle in front made a sudden stop to avoid hitting a kudu on the road and the driver swerved off the road, to the right side,” Mbeha said.
The car rolled five times before coming to a halt.
The driver, whose age is unknown, and a 25-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries.
They were taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital and later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in the capital.
Four men aged 33, 36, 39 and 40, sustained slight injuries and were still in the Otjiwarongo State Hospital by Monday morning, all in a stable condition, Mbeha said.
Police investigations in the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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