Five injured after vehicle hits cow in Kavango West

30 Sep 2019 14:10pm
RUNDU, 30 SEP (NAMPA)- Five people were left injured on Sunday afternoon after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a cow between Kankudi village and Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region.
Namibian Police Force’s Crime Investigations Coordinator in Kavango West Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Mbumba, told Nampa on Monday that a white Toyota pick-up allegedly hit a cow between Kankudi and Nkurenkuru, causing serious damages to the car and inflicting serious injuries to some of the passengers on board at 20h00.
According to Mbumba, one of the passengers, a 26-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Nankudu hospital, while the other four passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to the health care centre at Nkurenkuru.
Mbumba said a case of reckless and negligent driving was opened against the driver and investigations into the matter continue.
In a separate incident, two police officers survived a fatal accident after their work vehicle car was involved in an accident at Gcundu village in the same region on Saturday.
The incident allegedly happened around 22h00 as the two police officers were responding to a report of livestock theft after some community members reported an unknown pick-up truck carrying a suspected stolen cow at night and were in pursuit of the vehicle before they overturned, said Mbumba.
Mbumba said the two officers escaped unharmed and it was later discovered that the driver of the vehicle carrying the cow was indeed the owner of the livestock.
However, Mbumba cautioned that it is against the law for people to move livestock between the hours of sunset and sunrise and anyone found doing so shall be found guilty of such an offense, regardless of whether it is their livestock or not.