Boy hit by vehicle at Mpuma village

A seven-year-old boy was hospitalised with serious injuries after he was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday at Mpuma village in the Kavango West Region.

Namibian Police Force Chief Inspector in the Kavango West Region, Raimbert Muronga confirmed the incident, which happened around 13h00.

Muronga said it was alleged that a 31-year-old licensed driver of a black Toyota pick-up was driving from Nkurenkuru to Rundu, when he bumped the boy, who was crossing the road.

It is alleged that the boy was playing with other children alongside the road and ran in the road.

He sustained a deep wound on his forehead and was rushed to Rupara clinic by the driver.

According to Muronga, the boy was later transferred to the Rundu State Hospital for further medical treatment.

The driver has not been arrested.

Police investigations in the matter continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency