Another fatal collision involving a truck on B2

One person died on Thursday evening (6 April) during yet another accident involving a truck on the B2 coastal road. The accident occurred at Vierkantklip between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

The accident almost to the hour occurred three weeks after well-known Walvis Bay businesswoman Connie Olivier was killed when her vehicle slammed into a truck on the B2 near Walvis Bay.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police at Walvis Bay the truck with registration number N143-540W, registered to Namib Mills was travelling towards Walvis Bay from Swakopmund.
The driver, R. H. Ratjam√° (35) was the only occupant. At about 22:00 the truck collided head-on with an oncoming Isuzu double cab pick-up (N30318W) in the vicinity of Vierkantklip a few kilometers south of Swakopmund.
The driver of the pick-up was also alone in the car. He was killed on impact. He was identified as 35-year old John Eddy Penda Nashandi (35).
After the collision, the truck crashed through the barrier on the side of the road, ploughed through the sand and came to a standstill only meters from the beach.
The truck driver sustained minor injuries. The cause of accident is not yet known. The investigation continues, according to Iikuyu.
Sources revealed to namib times that shortly before the fatal collision the driver of the pick-up allegedly lost control over the vehicle, causing it to swerve on the road. The truck driver allegedly attempted to evade the collision.
The accident once more sparked a heated debate on social media as to why trucks are still allowed to use the B2 coastal road.

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