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Negligent driving rocks Namibian roads over weekend

by Staff Writer

The Namibian police have recorded several instances of negligent driving which almost cost the lives of some and killing one over the past week in Namibia’s various areas.

Such a case was opened in Usakos last Friday at about 13:20 on the D1930 gravel road, 67 Km from Usakos to Uis where a driver of a maroon Nissan D/Cab LDV lost control over the vehicle which left the road and overturned.

Four foreigners (Germans and Australians) including the driver sustained serious to slight injuries and were treated at Usakos State Hospital and later transferred to Windhoek for further medical treatment.

Police Investigation continues.

In Oshakati a charge of reckless/ negligent driving, culpable homicide, and driving without a driving license was made whereupon a two-year-old girl was bumped while trying to cross the road by a 35-year-old driver of a silver Toyota pick-up at Ompumbu location, along the Oshakati -Omungwelume main road.  

In Keetmanshoop a drunk 35-year-old driver of a Nissan March bumped into a static Nissan NP 200 and caused serious injuries to a passenger who was busy boarding the NP 200 near Zama Zama shop in Illeni location, Keetmanshoop.

 The victim is admitted in the Keetmanshoop state hospital, however, he is in a stable condition.

The driver of the Nissan march was arrested for drunken driving and appeared in Keetmanshoop Magistrate court yesterday.

Police investigation continues.

In Windhoek’s B1 road near the Country Club; it is alleged that the driver of a Polo sedan lost control over the car and it overturned, killing a passenger and injuring another.

The deceased is identified as Giovanni Godenschweng an adult Namibian male and his next of kin have been informed.

Police investigation continues.