Accident claims two

Eileen van der Schyff

A thirty-year-old man from Walvis Bay succumbed to his injuries in the Cottage Private Hospital in Swakopmund, after a motorcycle accident on Sunday morning on the C28 near the B2 turnoff.

It is alleged that Mr Christian Barend Stephanus Harmse (30), lost control of his green Kawazaki, about 1 km from Swakop-mund, as he was traveling towards Walvis Bay on the C28. The bike left the road and Harmse lost control of it and fell. He was injured and died at hospital.
In another fatal accident, a cyclist was hit when the driver of a white Toyota Hilux, Abed Hermanus Bekker (51), slammed on his brakes in an attempt to avoid hitting the cyclist, when the cyclist suddenly made a left turn, right in front of the oncoming Hilux on Friday on the corner of Hidipo Hamutenya Drive and Green Valley Street in Walvis Bay. The cyclist, identified as Moses Nghipande Paulus (61), later succumbed to his injuries in the Walvis Bay state hospital. An investigation continues and criminal charges against Bekker is not ruled out.

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