Friday, March 24, 2023

Several fatal accidents reported around Gaborone

Tragic accidents in Gaborone and its periphery continue to take people’s lives as witnessed through accidents that took place over the weekend in which people perished.

In a shocking accident, two people, a 56-year-old woman and her 48-year-old younger brother died on the spot at the robots in front of Senn Foods on the Tlokweng/Zeerust road after their Corolla vehicle collided with another vehicle.

Tlokweng Police spokesperson, Superintendent Lebalang Maniki, told The Telegraph that the accident happened after the Corolla, which was turning right from Riverwalk, was hit by a Nissan Patrol, instantly killing the two while the 60-year-old driver of the Nissan survived with minor injuries.
“We are still investigating what transpired and the cause of the accident,” said Maniki.

Efforts to reach the deceased’s relatives were unsuccessful as they were believed not ready to speak to the press.

Maniki has also confirmed an accident in which a 31-year-old pedestrian was hit by a motorist and died on the spot in an apparent hit and run. He explained that the man lived in Mmopane and investigations are still ongoing with no arrest of the driver having been made.

The Gaborone/Kanye road claimed another life over the weekend when a 39-year-old man from Bobonong died on the scene of the accident when the Corolla he was driving encroached into the other lane and was involved in a head-on accident with a Hilux.

The passenger in the Corolla, a Zimbabwean national, and the driver of the Hilux, a 40-year-old man from Mmankgodi, survived the accident.

The Officer in Charge at Thamaga Police station, Acting Station Commander Assistant Superintendent Otsile Gaboinelwe, said that he suspected that the man who was driving the Corolla failed to negotiate a curve and went into another lane, causing the horrific accident.

He said that it is possible that he was speeding and failed to control his vehicle.

“The post mortem results will indicate whether he was drunk, but as for now I cannot rule out that possibility; keep in mind that investigations are still being conducted.”

The two survivors of the accident were both admitted at Princess Marina Hospital.

Gaboinelwe has raised concern over the number of traffic accidents along the Gaborone-Kanye road despite putting measures in place to minimise such accidents.


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