Accidents

Girl out of school for months after swing accident

4 days ago - 15 June 2018 | Accidents

A six-year-old learner at the Cabatana private school in Oshakati, who sustained a ruptured liver after being trapped under a swing on the school's playground, will only return to school in two months' time.The accident...

Risky overtaking blamed for crash

1 week ago - 08 June 2018 | Accidents

Preliminary investigations indicate that the head-on collision between a bus and a double-cab bakkie between Mariental and Keetmanshoop on Tuesday, which killed four people, could be linked to risky overtaking.Ronnie Coleman of Coleman Transport told...

Cessna belly-flops at Eros

3 weeks ago - 23 May 2018 | Accidents

A small aircraft landed on its belly at Eros Airport in Windhoek yesterday morning. Its 58-year-old pilot was uninjured.The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) confirmed the incident, saying that a Cessna 210 aircraft executed a belly...

Accident kills six

4 weeks ago - 22 May 2018 | Accidents

Six people died when a car overturned between Usakos and Arandis on Sunday.According to the crime investigation coordinator in the Erongo Region, Erastus Iikuyu, the accident could have been caused by a burst tyre. “The...

Breadwinners ripped from families

1 month - 09 May 2018 | Accidents

Although statistics for 2018 so far indicate a stark decrease in overall crashes, injuries and lives lost on Namibian roads, children, economically active young people and men remain most at risk of injury and death.Sidney...

Accidents eat into GDP

1 month - 02 May 2018 | Accidents

As the latest year-to-date crash statistics for Namibian roads show a decrease of nearly 35% in fatalities compared to last year for the same period,...

Roadside tragedy claims infant

1 month - 25 April 2018 | Accidents

A two-month-old baby died on Monday when a Toyota Corolla taxi rammed into the mother, who was hitchhiking with the infant along the Omungwelume-Oshakati road.The...

Flood tragedy strikes family

2 months ago - 18 April 2018 | Accidents

A Windhoek mother drowned and her three-year-old son is also feared dead after their shack was swept away by a flash flood after heavy rain...

Millions to make roads safer

2 months ago - 17 April 2018 | Accidents

The FIA Foundation has pledged a donation of US$10 million to kick-start a new United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund that was launched by UN...

Many injured in accidents on Erongo roads

2 months ago - 17 April 2018 | Accidents

Several cases of reckless driving are being investigated by the police in the Erongo Region after a weekend marred by accidents. Ivan Brandt (21), the...

N$20m to salvage stranded ship

2 months ago - 06 April 2018 | Accidents

OTIS FINCKIn the region of N$20 million has been spent so far on trying to salvage the stranded Japanese vessel Fukuseni Maru, which ran aground...

Cops caution against Easter mayhem

2 months ago - 29 March 2018 | Accidents

Police have urged drivers to exercise caution on the roads this Easter weekend, while refraining from drinking and driving, as many Namibians will be travelling...

Accidents

Worker dies after falling from...

3 months ago - 20 March 2018 | Accidents

A male construction worker fell five floors to his death yesterday morning while carrying out work at the NamWater headquarters in Windhoek. The incident...

Doctor in hot water

3 months ago - 16 March 2018 | Accidents

A suspended Otjiwarongo doctor, under investigation for a reckless driving incident last week, is also being sought by the police for failing to appear before...

Hell driver doctor suspended

3 months ago - 12 March 2018 | Accidents

A medical doctor employed at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital has been forced to take leave after a video went viral allegedly showing him driving recklessly...

Child drowns near Omaruru

3 months ago - 08 March 2018 | Accidents

The Erongo police have confirmed the drowning of a one-year-old child at the farm Otjiua near Omaruru on Tuesday. According to Erongo crime investigations...

Too few buckle up

3 months ago - 19 February 2018 | Accidents

Statistics released for the first time indicate a worrying trend of declining seatbelt usage. Of particular concern are parents who do not use booster seats...

Accidents, fatalities reduced

3 months ago - 19 February 2018 | Accidents

The police have released the official road accident statistics for the past festive season, which indicate that crashes had decreased by 18%, injuries by 25%...

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