15 survive crash near Otjiwarongo
02 May 2019 | Accidents
Fifteen people were involved in an accident near Otjiwarongo yesterday when a sedan and minibus collided and left the road.
Inspector Maureen Mbeha said both the 16-seater minibus and sedan were heading towards Otjiwarongo when they were involved in a side collision some 10 kilometres north of the town around 17:00.
“Thirteen people, including the 33-year-old driver, were in the minibus, while the sedan had two occupants,” she said.
Preliminary police investigations indicated that the 25-year-old driver of the sedan was attempting to overtake the minibus when he realised they were close to an oncoming vehicle.
He reduced his speed and tried to pull the vehicle back into the left lane,
He hit the trailer of the minibus while attempting to return to his lane.
Both vehicles then veered off the road, causing the sedan to overturn once before coming to a standstill. The minibus drove through the bushes and came to a standstill about 100 metres from the road.
All 15 people survived the accident and were treated for minor injuries at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital.