OTJIWARONGO-OKAHANDJA ROAD CLAIMS MORE LIVES
The MVA Fund extends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, friends, colleagues and community members who lost their loved ones in a tragic road crash between Otjiwarongo and Okahandja yesterday, 13 February 2022.
According to the MVA Fund Emergency Call Centre, it is alleged that a head-on collision occurred between two (2) sedan vehicles as a result of a third vehicle (pick-up) that was overtaking one of the sedans. The crash claimed the lives of six (6) people at the scene while three (3) survived with no to severe injuries. The injured are receiving appropriate medical care.
The Fund wishes a speedy recovery to the injured and assures them of its commitment to support their recovery journey. They have been picked up in the system and the Fund’s Case Manager Rosalia Haitamba is on standby to assist where there may be difficulties. She is reachable on 081 147 0588.
The Fund further assures the bereaved families that it will dedicate every effort to assist them during this difficult time. The families are also encouraged to contact the MVA Fund Service Centre in Otjiwarongo or any other nearest Service Centre in Otavi, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Ongwediva, Rundu and Katima Mulilo for funeral and related benefits offered by the Fund.
A recently conducted study by the MVA Fund to determine the causes of crashes indicates that 72% of crashes are related to human factors. The Fund, therefore, pleads with all road users, especially drivers, to unlearn unsafe behaviour including speeding, unsafe overtaking, distractive driving such as using mobile phones, inattentiveness and non-adherence to general road rules. Every road user is expected to use the road safely and comply with traffic rules and regulations to minimise the risks.
The Fund also reminds the public to report crashes to MVA Fund’s Accident Response Number (ARN) 9682, as doing so can save lives.