NamPol warn drivers to not flee scenes after accidents

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region so far this year reported two cases of drivers fleeing the scene after being involved in accidents.

The region’s Community Affairs Chief, Inspector Ellen Nehale-Kangulu cautioned all drivers to adhere to the duties and responsibilities of drivers whenever involved in an accident in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday.

‘Drivers are required to ascertain the nature and extent of an injury sustained by any person, assist those who are injured and they may report such accidents within 24 hours at the nearest police station,’ said Nehale-Kangulu.

She said that failing to report such accidents, the police would open a case against the drivers who would face the wrath of the law.

‘In the same vein, the public or pedestrians are advised to take safety precaution measures when they are crossing the road,’ Nehale-Kangulu said.

She said first one should look at their left, then to their right, and again to their left before crossing the road after they are ce
rtain that it is safe to cross.

‘The general public is cautioned to avoid crossing the road while under the influence of alcohol,’ said Nehale-Kangulu.

The senior police officer noted that most of the time, pedestrians are coming from bars and cuca shops under the influence of alcohol which makes it difficult for them to fully concentrate whenever they are crossing roads.

‘The outcome of this irresponsible behaviour leads to unnecessary deaths or serious or permanent disability,’ she noted.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency