One dead, three critical in Phase 2 traffic lights accident

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A 29-year-old woman of Bobonong village who was a passenger in a Honta Fit vehicle that collided with a VW by the Phase 2 traffic lights died on the spot Sunday morning.

The other three occupants, the Honda Fit driver (a 38 year old male), his two other passengers, (a woman and a man) are critical and currently fighting for their lives at Sidilega Private Hospital.

Gaborone West Police Station Traffic Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Onkemetse Mahatlhe, said the accident occurred at 00:40hrs after one of the vehicles failed to stop at the traffic lights.

"The Honda Fit vehiclthe had four people on board, the deceased who was a passenger sitting at the back, the driver and two passengers, a man and a woman both aged beloved 30 whilst the VW had two people on board, the driver, a 69-year-old man and a female passenger who all escaped the accident with minor injuries. All of the seriously injured sustained serious head injuries and they are still unconscious," she said.

She added that the deceased was not wearing her seat belt as she was thrown to the front of the car when the accident occured.

Mahatlhe explained that the Honda Fit vehicle was on a straight facing CBD from the bus rank side, while the VW car was turning right from CBD side when the accident occurred.

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