Drunk driver runs over and kills four year old

A four year old girl was run over by a drunk driver in Kuisebmond’s Sitrien Street on Wednesday afternoon. The girl, Shariqua Vania Fredericks, was rushed to the Welwitschia Private Hospital in a serious condition and sadly passed away shortly after being admitted.
The driver, identified as 33-year old Tomas Isak drove a Mazda seven-seater under the influence of alcohol and he also did not have a driving license. He lost control of the vehicle in Sitrien Street and ran over Fredericks where she stood on the pavement with another young child.
Izak was arrested and charged with culpable homicide, drunken driving and driving a vehicle without a valid driving license. Police reports suggest he already made a first appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrates court to face the mentioned three charges.
Erwin Leuschner of the namib times Swakop office reports:
The driver of a Nissan NP200, who was seriously injured during a partial head-on collision with a bus on Tuesday evening on the outskirts of Walvis Bay, has been transferred to a Windhoek hospital in a stable condition. The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.
The accident occurred on Tuesday evening at about 18:40 on the B2 highway between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Initial reports indicate that it was a partial head-on collision between the pick-up and a bus of Langer Heinrich Mine. Fortunately there were no other passengers in both vehicles. After the collision the bus veered off the road and crashed into some palm trees on the side of the road. The bus came to a standstill at the embankment.
The road was blocked for several hours and members of the Walvis Bay Fire Brigade hat to use Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of the pick-up. The driver sustained fractures in both the left and right forearm, a lower leg fracture and a thigh fracture. He was initially admitted to the Walvis Bay State hospital in a critical but stable condition and was shortly thereafter transported to Windhoek for orthopaedic surgery.
The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Walvis Bay State hospital.
The West Coast Safety Initiative issued a special word of appreciation to Nampol, Nampol Traffic, both Walvis Bay Municipal Traffic and Fire & Rescue Services, St Gabriel Ambulance Service, West Coast Towing, E-Med Rescue 24, Walvis Bay State Ambulance Service and more.

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