An apparent eye-witness account confirms that fatigue was a contributing factor in this mornings truck accident on the B2 route +- 25 kms from Swakopmund towards Arandis. The truck apparently drifted into the oncoming lane narrowly missing a pick-up travelling in the opposite direction. If the driver of the pick-up did not take evasive action it surely would have resulted in a head-on crash.
The truck left the road, went down an embankment and overturned killing the passenger instantly while the entrapped driver sustained critical injuries. Sadly the driver died at the scene while being extricated from the overturned truck. Hydraulic rescue equipment was used to free both from the wreckage.
In appreciation to the attending emergency and essential services – Nampol, Nampol Traffic, E-Med Rescue 24, #coderedmedicalservices, J&M Recovery Services and AJ’s Towing as to mention a few.
■ Early Emergency Medical Service (EMS) activation is the key to a speedy recovery and/or a positive outcome. If involved or when you come across an accident PLEASE notify the MVA Fund of Namibia (9682) soonest.
West Coast Safety Initiative Namibia
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) December 18, 2022