Five people including two children survive freak accident at Game city circle
Five people including children aged between four and six years survived a traffic accident in which a combi overturned at the Game city round about in Gaborone on Wednesday evening.
The accident is reported to have involved two other cars. In an interview this week Superintendent King Tshebo of the Old Naledi police said a 34 year old Motswana man who was driving the combi is likely to face several charges including driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing from an accident scene and dangerous driving.
According to Tshebo, a 4 year old toddler has since been admitted to the hospital after suffering head injuries while a six year old child and two older children escaped with minor bruises. “It seem like the combi driver was involved in an earlier accident near Stanbic bank in the Game city area.
The driver is believed to have fled the scene and drove towards Kgale Mall before joining the Western by pass and drove towards the game city circle facing oncoming traffic,” Tshebo said. Moreover, Tshebo said the combi ended up overturning at the Game city circle around 6 pm where two other vehicles were involved.
“It appears that the driver was ferrying his four children in the combi at the time.” Tshebo said alcohol might be a factor in the accident as the driver who spent the night in custody was tested before being freed on Thursday.
In addition, Tshebo said investigations into the matter are ongoing. He urged drivers to be considerate of other road users. “I advise people not to drink and drive, taking even one drink might impair ones driving ability”