A head-on collision between an airport shuttle and another vehicle claimed the lives of two South African visitors to Namibia on their way to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
According to Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, commander of the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division the tragic incident occurred at about 10:00 on Wednesday morning about six kilometres outside of Windhoek when the 21-year-old driver of a BMW driving in the opposite direction overtook another vehicle on a blind spot and crashed head-on into the airport shuttle.
“A 57-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman died on the scene of the accident. The driver of the BMW and the 42-year-old driver of the shuttle sustained serious injuries. They were both taken to the Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek for further emergency medical care.”
Deputy Commissioner Kanguatjivi said the next of kin of the deceased persons still has be informed about their deaths and that their names will be made public at a later stage
He indicated that charges of culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving as well as a charge of inconsiderate driving against the person driving the BMW will be investigated by the police.