Govt Truck Involved in Freak Accident, Several Dead

  • A grisly road accident along the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway on Wednesday, January 29, involving two trucks has reportedly resulted in two casualties.

    Eye witness reports revealed that one of the vehicles was a Nakuru County fire truck that reportedly rammed into a  canter in Migaa area along the busy highway.

    The fire truck driver reportedly lost control and ended up driving head-on into the truck which was ferrying maize from Eldoret to Nakuru.

    Molo traffic boss James Gatara told the press that the canter was carrying three people; a driver, a loader and the owner of the maize.

    The fire truck that was involved in an accident on Nakuru-Eldoret highway on January 29, 2020.

    The fatal accident comes exactly a week since a major accident occurred on the same spot, which left at least 17 people injured.

    Two other people who sustained serious injuries were rushed to Nakuru Level Five Hospital where they have been admitted.

    On January 22, a lorry and bus full of passengers rammed into each other in Migaa, with Nakuru County Police Commander (CPC) Stephen Matu revealing that the victims were recuperating at the Molo Sub County Hospital.

    “The speed at which that lorry was traveling was not normal at all. The driver was totally out of control and could not be stopped whatsoever,” the CPC stated.

    Many witnesses to accidents in the area revealed that most truck drivers approached the bridge on full tilt, leading to brake failures more often than not.

    The bus which rolled, injuring 19 people, after it was hit by a speeding lorry at Migaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on January 22, 2020.