An unidentified man miraculously pulled himself out of the mangled up wreckage of his car following a grisly road accident along Mombasa Road on Saturday night, May 23.
Motorists stopped to offer emergency assistance after witnessing the car ram into a truck along the highway, close to Nextgen mall.
"Don't pull, let him get out on his own," one man was heard shouting as they tried to tip the car which was in an upside-down position.
"Hawa ni wa Mungu (These ones are God's special ones)," another man can be heard saying, in reference to the fact that the man and his friend who cannot be seen in the video, both came out of the grisly accident relatively unscathed.
Their miraculous escape happened just a few metres from the spot where former Kenya Rugby Sevens player Allan Makaka died following his tragic accident on May 22.
Makaka, who worked at Royal Media Services (RMS) is said to have rammed into a trailer along Mombasa Road, and died on the spot.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of our colleague Allan Makaka, Business Manager in the Commercial department through a tragic road accident,” reads a memo sent out by RMS.
According to the latest Crash Survey by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), 1,022 people died between January and April as compared to 1,058 in the same period last year.
The survey further detailed that of those who have died since January, 390 were pedestrians, 86 drivers, 159 passengers, 107 were pillion passengers and 262 were motorcyclists.
NTSA estimates that 3,000 deaths occur from road accidents annually in Kenya and that about 40% of the victims are pedestrians.
The study further shows that most accidents happen on Sundays and Saturdays, followed by Fridays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Tuesdays and very few on Thursdays.
Despite the cessation of movement as well as dusk-to-dawn curfew following the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has witnessed a string of gruesome accidents.
On Saturday, May 23, Five people lost their lives while several others sustained injuries following a road accident at Londiani junction on the Kericho-Nakuru highway.Area residents flood the scene of the accident involving a 14-seater and a lorry along the Mombasa-Malindi Highway on March 15, 2020.
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