A truck ferrying bags of cement lost control and overturned near the Londiani junction on the Kericho-Nakuru highway on Tuesday, August 18.
The truck from Nakuru had two occupants, a driver and a conductor, who suffered minor injuries.
Reports indicated that the lorry, which landed in a ditch, might have overturned due to brake failure.
Residents found a silver lining despite the unfortunate accident, they clamored at the scene and made away with bags of cement that were strewn across the road.
Photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke show the truck laying in the middle of the road as well as a huge traffic snarl up.
Motorists using the highway were advised to us alternative routes.
The accident came days after a fuel tanker lost control, crashing and bursting into flames along the busy Northern Corridor Road in Busia.
The ensuing fire spread to three other trucks carrying goods, sparking off balls of fire.
According to the Global Status Report done by the World Health Organisation, between 3,000 and 13,000 Kenyans lose their lives in road traffic crashes every year.
The reports adds that the majority of these people are vulnerable road users – pedestrians, motorcyclists, and cyclists.
"Nearly one-third of deaths are among passengers – many of whom are killed in unsafe forms of public transportation," reads an excerpt of the report.
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