Pedestrian killed on B2 near Walvis Bay town entrance

Shihangeni Pius (32) was hit and killed by a car on the B2 coastal road on Tuesday evening at 17:00. The accident was close to Walvis Bay’s city entrance. It brings the total road fatalities in Erongo to 6 for the week.

Pius disembarked from a vehicle which transported him from his workplace. He attempted to cross the B2 to walk to his home in Kuiseb-mond, but was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Due to the nature of his injuries, Pius died at the scene. An ambulance that raced to the scene was too late to save his life.
The driver of the vehicle that hit Pius is believed to be a Zambian national. He faces charges of culpable homicide and reckless and/or negligent driving. The police investigates the incident.
“We need pedestrians and drivers to be cautious on the road. We urge pedestrians to properly ascertain whether it is safe to cross a road or street. Drivers need to be on the lookout for pedestrians and keep to speed limits”, reacted Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa of the Namibian Police on the incident.
This particular stretch of road is notorious for pedestrian deaths. An 8 year old girl was hit by a car in February after she attempted to cross the road near the ‘Welcome to Walvis Bay’ sign, resulting in a fractured leg.

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