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Khomas records highest road crashes

Wed, 22 July 2015 19:03
by online
News Flash

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA Fund) has recorded about 321 crashes in the month of June 2015, of which 139 occurred in the Khomas region accounting 43% of the total record.

Statistics indicate that 54% of this crashes transpired during weekends, of the crashes were recorded between 14h00 and 23h00. Khomas also recorded the highest number of injuries during the same period, with a total 284 (41%) injuries in compassion to 603 recorded countrywide. Furthermore, the month of June 2015 also recorded a total of 46 lives abruptly cut short in road crashes, 7 of which were recorded in the Khomas region, while 8 people died in Oshana, Erongo and 5 in Hardap.

The MVA Fund revealed that Khomas region in particular is home to a total of 149 644 registered vehicles, which is 46% of the country’s vehicle population, giving rise to probable fatal road crashes. According to data as allocated by the MVA fund, Khomas region records and average of 133 crashes per month, at least 180 injuries and 9 fatalities.

From January to 19 June this year, 374 lives were lost in 2202 crashes on Namibia’s roads, leaving 3838 people with injuries. Crashes increased by 19, injuries by 543 and fatalities by 12 in comparison to the same period in 2014.