Hit-and-run victim dies

Life lost

26 September 2021 | Accidents

Walvis Bay



A man (62) who was bumped and left at the accident scene, succumbed to the injuries he sustained.

Inspector Illeni Shapumba, unit commander for community affairs in the Erongo region, confirmed the incident that occurred at the corner of Moses Garoeb and Hanna Mupetami Streets in Walvis Bay on Saturday at around 13:45.

Shapumba said that the suspect, who allegedly drove a silver VW Golf (N3514WB), bumped a pedestrian who was crossing Moses Garoeb Street and drove away.

“The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to Walvis Bay state hospitalwhere he passed away shortly after his arrival. The deceased was identified as a 62-year-old Namibian male, a resident of Walvis Bay. His next of kin have not been traced yet.
The suspect's vehicle was apparently found stuck and abandoned in the sand near the Narraville turnoff."

According to Shapumba it appears that the suspect involved in the hit and run (a Namibian female aged 28), tried to take a short cut to Narraville.

"She has been detained and was taken to Welwitschia private hospital for medical examination. She will appear at Walvis Bay magistrate’s court on Monday.”

The driver has been charged with culpable homicide (hit and run), fleeing from the scene of accident, failure to ascertain the nature of injury and damage after an accident, and driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence.

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