WINDHOEK, 07 APR – The City Police recorded three accidents involving trucks in the space of one hour in Windhoek on Friday.
Seven vehicles in total were involved in the accidents between 16h00 and 17h00, City Police Public Relations Officer Edmund Khoaseb told the media at the scene of the last accident.
“The first accident occurred in Kleine Kuppe’s Gamsa Street and the second at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Hosea Kutako Drive in the central business district. This was the last one, reported in Moses Garoeb Street in Dorado Park,” he said.
The accident in Hosea Kutako Drive near Hartlief was a chain collision involving a truck and three cars. The Dorado Park collision involved a truck transporting employees and one other vehicle, while in the Kleine Kuppe accident, a truck driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house.
Khoaseb said 11 people were injured in all three accidents – eight in the accident in Dorado Park alone, of which one person was seriously injured.
“Truck drivers really need to be cautious on the road knowing the size of their vehicles,” he said.
He added that the Dorado Park accident once again proves how dangerous it is to transport people on the back of trucks or goods vehicles.
“When an accident occurs people are thrown out of the vehicle because there are no seatbelts,” he said.
Khoaseb also cautioned against exceeding the number of passengers a vehicle can safely transport.