Truck and train involved in accident in Mariental

29 Apr 2019 13:00pm
REHOBOTH, 29 APR (NAMPA) – The police in the Hardap Region opened a case of reckless and negligent driving after a train and truck were involved in an accident at Mariental on Sunday.
The Namibian Police Force’s crime investigations coordinator for Hardap, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told Nampa on Monday the accident occurred around 11h30 on the Natis detour road.
“It is alleged that the driver of a Scania truck with South African registration crossed the railway crossing without checking for the oncoming train and the truck was hit and pushed for about 100 metres,” Clay said.
The 42-year-old South African driver of the truck and his passenger were slightly injured.
Police investigations continue.