Two Die In Horrific Accident

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Two men died in a horrific accident on Saturday morning between Maun and Komana after their vehicles collided.

According to Maun Station, Commander Superintendent Chenamo Orateng, the accident involved a Toyota Hilux and a Mazda Demio travelling in opposite directions.

Orateng further said it appears the Demio was turning right, when the Hilux hit it, leading to it overturning.

He revealed that an 80-year-old man who was a passenger in the Mazda Demio died on the spot while the 27-year-old driver was flown to Princess Marina where he succumbed to his injuries.   He indicated that the vehicle had 2 other passengers, a 50-year-old woman and an 18-month old toddler who were both rushed to Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital in Maun.

He said as the car rolled over, the toddler was thrown out of the window but fortunately did not get severely injured. The toddler was treated for minor injuries and discharged while the 50-year-old woman is still hospitalized and recovering.

The driver of the Hilux, a 27-year-old man who was driving a company vehicle was also treated for minor injuries at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital. The driver was with only one passenger who also survived with minor injuries and was treated and discharged same day of the incident.

Meanwhile Orateng has advised that similar accidents can be avoided if drivers obey road signs and be considerate on the road. He also warned drivers against drunken driving.

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