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Another hit and run rocks Walvis Bay

Another hit and run rocks Walvis Bay

Photos: Courtesy of Nampol Erongo and other contributors

Niël Terblanché
FLORENCE Simasiku, a resident of Walvis Bay is fighting for her life in a Windhoek hospital after she was struck by a vehicle driven by a person under the influence of alcohol while walking on a side walk in Walvis Bay last week.
According to the official police report about the incident the pedestrian was hit by a white VW Polo that attempted to pass another vehicle in Ben Amadila Street.
“It is alleged that a motor vehicle driven by the 28-year-old Wayne McGuire in Ben Amadhila Street on his way to the Namibian Naval and was indicating to turn into Sam Nujoma Avenue on the right side when the driver of a white VW Polo driven by the 59-year-old Eino Namene suddenly overtook the first vehicle.”
The two vehicles collided and the second vehicle whic was out of control veered off on to the side walk and struck Simasiku where she was walking.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Walvis Bay State Hospital from where she was later transferred to Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek for further treatment.
Namene, the driver of the second vehicle tested positive for alcohol after both drivers had to blow on the breathalyzer and he was arrested.
In a separate incident the 38-year-old Josef Kalumbu sustained serious injuries on Friday morning when he drove his white VW Citi Golf into a boundary wall on his way to work at Namport in Walvis Bay.
It is alleged that, at the corner of Ben Amadhila Street and Hanna Mupetami Road the driver missed the curve in the road and crashed into the wall.
He sustained a broken left arm and was taken to Walvis Bay hospital for medical treatment.

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