VIP officer arrested for pedestrian's death

10 July 2018 | Accidents

A VIP directorate police inspector was arrested on Saturday for allegedly driving without a licence and causing an accident in which a pedestrian was killed.

According to the police, the pedestrian died about 33km from Omuthiya near Uuhama location, after he was knocked over by the unlicensed driver.

The accident occurred on the Omuthiya/Ondangwa road at about 10:00 on Saturday, when the driver of a Toyota Auris knocked over a pedestrian who was trying to cross the road.

The pedestrian died on the spot and was identified as 40-year-old Festus Indileni Amweelo from Eyamba village in the Okatope area.

The 55-year-old suspect has been arrested.

In another incident in Windhoek, a passenger was killed after the driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, lost control of a vehicle.

The accident occurred on Sunday at about 01:37 at the corner of Independence Avenue and Luther Street near Government Office Park.

It is alleged that six Angolan students were driving in a black Toyota Wish when the 25-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and it hit a street light. An unidentified passenger, who was sitting in the back behind the driver, died instantly. The driver was tested for alcohol and was found to be over the limit at 0.37mg/1.

He was arrested.

In another incident on Saturday at Gibeon, a man stole a car and bumped two women while reversing.

The suspect apparently stole the car keys at the Dolphin Stream Bar on Saturday night. When he got into the Toyota Corolla and reversed, he knocked over two women who both sustained leg injuries.

The man then drove to Mariental, where the car was recovered by the police. The suspect was arrested.

At Keetmanshoop it was reported that a black Audi A4 (registration number unknown) ran over a 10-year-old boy and sped off. The accident happened in the Sonop location on Saturday at about 09:45. The boy sustained serious leg injuries and is in a stable condition in hospital.

The suspect is unknown.

Also on Saturday, a 58-year-old man lost control of his car and it overturned multiple times on the Okatana/Oshakati main road. Moses Johannes was travelling from Okatana to Oshakati when the accident occurred.

He died upon arrival at the Oshakati hospital.


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