A CASE of negligent driving was registered against a 58-year-old resident of Walvis Bay after he drove into the back of another vehicle and causing moderate to serious injuries to four foreign visitors and the driver of the taxi.
According to the incident report provided by Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, the accident occurred at around 23:30 in the area of the desert adventure centre near the Long beach residential area on the B2 Road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
“It is alleged that the 38-year-old driver of a black Nissan Note with four passengers was travelling from Walvis Bay towards Swakopmund. While travelling at Long Beach area another motor vehicle, a blue Chevrolet Utility driven by the 58-year-old man collided with the taxi from behind.”
According to the report the driver of the Chevrolet pick-up sustained head injuries and was admitted at Swakopmund State hospital while the passengers of the Nissan Note a 37-year-old woman from Switzerland, a 27-year-old Italian woman sustained less serious injuries. A 47-year-old Italian man sustained serious neck injuries and was admitted to the Cottage Private Hospital in Swakopmund while the other a 37-year-old Italian man did not sustain any injuries.
The driver of the taxi was also taken to hospital after he sustained moderate injuries.
Both cars were seriously damaged during the crash.