WINDHOEK: A 22-year-old woman sustained serious injuries when the vehicle she was travelling in overturned on the notorious Western Bypass in the capital during Thursday morning’s rush hour.
The Toyota Corolla sedan overturned on the Western Bypass section of the B1 road, a few minutes before 08h00.
The vehicle was travelling in a southerly direction when the car allegedly left the road, hit a pavement and rolled through the grass before it was stopped by the fence of the Windhoek Central Hospital, a few metres from the intersection with Florence Nightingale Street.
The 22-year-old driver escaped the accident with no serious injuries, apart from some back pain.
He told Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers that his passenger was bleeding from the nose and complaining of chest pains, and was immediately rushed to the Katutura State Hospital for medical treatment.
The police officers, who prefer to remain anonymous, told Nampa at the scene that they suspect speeding as the cause of the accident.
The vehicle was partially destroyed, and several of its parts were strewn all over the area.
On 25 July 2012, a middle-aged man died near the same spot when he smashed the motor-vehicle he was driving into a pillar of a bridge during morning rush hour.
On Wednesday this week, a truck carrying security personnel to their duty stations overturned on Florence Nightingale Street just behind the Windhoek Central Hospital, injuring a total of 30 security guards.
That accident also took place during morning rush hour.