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Two die in motor accident at Ongwediva

Two die in motor accident at Ongwediva

Placido Hilukilwa
THE Namibian police in the Oshana Region are investigating several criminal cases against a female driver following a chain of motor vehicle accidents at Ongwediva Tuesday morning in which two people were killed, several others injured and four cars damaged beyond repair.
According to the police it all started when a 55-year-old female who was driving a Toyota double cab (N181620W) down the Mandume Ndemufayo Street bumped a Toyota Corolla (N18997SH).
One of the two occupants of the Corolla was injured while the other escaped without a scratch.
However, the Toyota pick up driver did not stop and while speeding away bumped yet another vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf sedan (N7487SH) with four occupants.
Two occupants were seriously injured and died upon arrival at the hospital. They are Shonena Likius (45) and Jason Absalom (37).
The other two occupants – Ndashaala Onesmus (37) who was driving and Hamupolo Mangululenge (37) – were injured and rushed to the hospital where their condition was described as stable.
Both the driver of the Toyota pick-up and her 57-year-old passenger, who were not injured in the first collision, were seriously injured in the second, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, bumping a parked Amarok double cab (N 2273 SH).
The driver of the stationary Amarok who was resting inside the vehicle, did not sustain any injuries.
According to the police, all four vehicles were seriously damaged.
The police are now investigating cases of defeating the course of justice, reckless and negligent driving and of failing to stop at the scene of an accident to ascertain injuries and damage.



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