Thursday, July 7, 2022

Two perish, seven seriously injured in road accident

A collision between a Choppies delivery truck and a mini bus left two people dead and seven sustaining serious injuries in Thamaga over the weekend.

The mini bus was transporting 25 passengers from Thamaga to Gaborone.

Thamaga Police Acting Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Otsile Gaboinelwe, confirmed the incidents but dismissed some reports that 15 people had  died in the accident.

Gaboinelwe said the accident happened on Friday and three people were rushed and admitted at Lenmed Health Bokamoso Private Hospital, two at Princes Marina Hospital and two at Thamaga Primary Hospital.

“Amongst the three, two were admitted at Bokamoso’s Intensive Care Unit and the other one has since been treated and was discharged yesterday,” said Gaboinelwe.

“There were 25 passengers in the mini bus which was involved in the traffic accident with a driver of the Choppies truck,” said Gaboinelwe. “In total, there are six people who sustained major injuries and are still under Health Professional Care but the rest of passengers were treated and released the same day.”

Gaboinelwe said investigations on the matter are still ongoing, adding that the driver of the truck is still hospitalized at Thamaga Hospital while the driver of the mini bus has since been released from hospital.

He added that once investigations are complete one of the drivers, if not both, is likely to face a charge of causing death.

The traffic accident follows another horrific accident in which three vehicles collided with each other with five people being certified dead and eight admitted in hospitals.

The accident occurred along the Kopong/Metsimotlhabe road, near Mmatseta.

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