ONAMBEDI, 24 APR – A two-month-old baby girl died after a car drove into her and her mother on the Oshakati-Omungwelume road around 15h30 on Monday.
Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Public Relations Unit told Nampa on Tuesday the woman is from the Onambedi village in the Omusati Region.
The 27-year-old Selma Phillemon and her baby, Ndeshihafela Haipinge, were standing next to the road when a sedan with Oshakati registration headed to Omungwelume, drove into them. This was after a pick-up, also with Oshakati registration, rear-ended it.
“It is further reported that the driver of the pick-up intended to overtake and in the process, drove into the sedan,” Shikongo stated.
The baby died instantly, while Phillemon sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
The police have opened a case of culpable homicide in connection with the accident.
Meanwhile, police in the Oshana Region arrested a 16-year-old learner from the Ongwediva Control Combined School after he stabbed another learner aged 19 at the school on Monday.
Sergeant Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana of the Oshana NamPol Public Relations Unit confirmed the incident, saying the victim was also admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital for treatment.
The suspect had not yet appeared before court by Tuesday afternoon.