WINDHOEK: The driver of a heavy transport truck narrowly escaped death after his vehicle rammed into an abandoned vehicle on the B1 road, about 10km north of Windhoek in the early morning hours of today.
According to the driver, Elias Nashinona from Wesbank Transport, he was on his way from Walvis Bay to Windhoek when he crashed into the 4×4 off-road vehicle left on a curve in the road at about 05h00.
According to eyewitnesses, the abandoned vehicle, with United Kingdom registration plates, was parked left of the Yellow line traffic sign on the road surface without any warning signs to alert oncoming motorists.
Nashinona told Nampa today that the accident was unavoidable, because he saw the vehicle too late. The impact caused the truck to land on its side, sliding almost 80 meters before it came to a standstill in the bush.
GOBABIS; The Motor-Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund on Friday consulted with local and regional councillors, civic organisations, the Police and officials from the Omaheke Regional Council in a bid to draft a new strategic plan that will guide the Fund’s activities for the next five years.
The organisation is currently in its last year of the current strategic plan, and is thus seeking the input of all its stakeholders in the crafting of a new strategic plan.
As part of its new strategic plan, the fund intends on streamlining its programmes by tapping into existing and modern technologies. By so doing, the MVA hopes to cut back on motorists’ time spent in queues, outdated filing methods, while limiting claim processing times.
The meeting drew inputs from the floor on different ways the MVA can do business, which will be filtered into the final draft of the strategic plan at a later stage.
Through the new strategic plan, the MVA also intends to change its ailing financial fortunes for the better.