Pensioner killed by car on Hosea Kutako road

An 80-year-old Namibian female, Ure Zimmerman died in a car accident on the spot after her vehicle was hit by another vehicle on the Hosea Kutako Drive on Friday at about 09h00 in Windhoek.

In a crime report issued on Sunday, the police confirmed that the deceased was driving a silver Tiguan VW with a Windhoek registration and that she was hit by a hired white Toyota pick-up while the victim was turning on Hosea Kutako from Prisons Road from north to south.

It is alleged that the driver of the pick-up with Windhoek registration is a 43-year-old Namibian male and he was traveling from west to east on Hosea Kutako when he collided into the right side of the Tiguan.

Both the drivers were alone in their vehicles, the Toyota pick-up driver sustained serious injuries and the Namibian Police also confirmed that as a result of the accident, a third vehicle that was travelling from east to west on Hosea Kutako Drive was damaged when a street light pole fell on it.

It is alleged that the third vehicle was driven by a 27-year-old – who did not sustain any injuries.

In another case, a 21-year-old Namibian female pedestrian was bumped by a white Toyota pick-up and sustained serious fractures on her left arm around 19h50 on Friday, between Tsintsabis and Tsumeb.

The police confirmed that the driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser with Ondangwa registration was a 73-year-old Namibian and that he was driving from Tsumeb towards Tsintsabis.

The victim is in critical condition at Tsumeb State Hospital while the pick-up driver escaped harm.

In a similar case, an unlicensed 19-year-old overturned a Toyota pick-up in which four passengers sustained minor to moderate injuries on Friday near Okanyothi.

The police confirmed that the young man while driving the Toyota double cab lost control and overturned the vehicle on the main road between Ondangwa and Oshikango around 20h00.

The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol after he was tested and police investigations are still ongoing in all matters, the police said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency