Negligent driving cost lives past weekend



The police have this past weekend recorded some cases of negligent driving that have taken the lives of at least two.


 It is the police’s case that on Friday 14 September 2018 at about 14h45 at the corner of Hidipo Hamutenya Drive and Green Valley Street, Walvis Bay, a 51-year-old Namibian male who was driving a white Toyota Hilux bumped a cyclist at a junction.
The victim was identified as Moses Nghipande Paulus, a 61 years old male.
He was transported to Walvis Bay State Hospital, however; he succumbed to his injuries on the same day, and his next of kin informed while the police investigation continues.


In Rehoboth, on Saturday 15 September 2018 at about 16h20 at Block B Rehoboth, it is alleged that a driver of a Toyota Yaris, a 45 years old female, drove recklessly before losing control of the vehicle which left the road and bumped a pedestrian who was walking on the side of the gravel road.
The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased was identified as Gerhard Van Rooi (56), his next of kin got informed, the driver got arrested.
During investigations, it was established that the detained suspect wasn't the driver of the vehicle, but she was covering up for her son who didn’t have a valid driver’s licence.
Additional charges of defeating the course of justice and driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s license were added and the son of 16 years of age, was also arrested.
Investigations continue.
In Okatope, on Sunday 16 September 2018 at about 02h30 at Engoyi village, it is alleged that a 29-year-old male, drove a blue Toyota Corolla from Uunkete cuca shops to Onyaanya when he bumped a pedestrian who was walking alongside the gravel road.
The driver allegedly fled the scene afterwards and was arrested at Oshana village, in the Onyaanya area at around 07h30, where he was found sleeping.
The pedestrian, a 26 years old Angolan male, sustained a head injury and a broken left leg and was admitted at Onandjokwe State Hospital.


Police investigations continue.
On Friday 14 September 2018 at about 18h00 on the gravel road between Uis and Okombahe 10km from Okombahe, it is alleged that the driver of GRN vehicle, a 34 years old male, lost control and the vehicle left the road and overturned.


The driver sustained severe injuries and was taken to Omaruru State Hospital in a stable condition.
Police investigations continue.


 In other crime stories, on Friday 14 September 2018 at 21h05 along Nelson Mandela Avenue, Eros, it is alleged that a 57 years old male who was alone at home was held at gunpoint and tied up by five male suspects.


The suspects took off with a Jeep Wrangler motor vehicle, a cell phone, a Sony digital camera, a 9mm pistol and three remote controls.


All goods stolen are valued at half a million Nam dollars (N$500,000-00).
No arrest or recovery has been made yet, and police investigations continue.


On Friday 14 September 2018 at about 14h00 along B1 road near Weigh Bridge, three male suspects aged 33, 40 and 44 years respectively have been arrested after being found in possession of one block of Cannabis known as Skunk valued at N$6000-00.
Police investigations in this case continue.