A DAY of fun in the dunes between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund ended in disaster for the owner and driver of a brand new Ford Ranger on Monday.
As if 2020 was not a bad enough year, the driver of the double cab bakkie threw all caution to the wind while descending backwards down the steep slip face of a high dune.
Gravity took over when the driver attempted to use the engine power to get out of a side slip against the steep face of a dune. The bakkie rolled over several times and was badly damaged.
Although the vehicle was badly damaged, the driver and his passenger were lucky enough to walk away from the mess with only scratches and bruises.