Traffic Snarl Up After Grisly Crash on Thika Superhighway [PHOTOS]

  • The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
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  • Motorists using the Thika Superhighway on Wednesday, January 13, encountered heavy traffic following a grisly crash on the busy road.

    The accident involving a bus and a motorcycle happened near Garden City on the side CBT to Thika Town side of the highway. 

    In photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the bus overturned blocking two lanes of the road.

    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
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    The motorcycle had two occupants at the time of the crash, the driver and the pillion passenger.

    Unconfirmed reports indicate that one person succumbed to the injuries.

    The accident caused a traffic snarl-up with motorists reporting stretches of up to 1 kilometre.

    Police were deployed at the scene to direct traffic and drivers advised to approach the area with caution.

    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
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    According to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) statistics as of December 13, 2020, fatalities had increased compared to the same time in 2019 over the same period in 2019.

    Statistics documented by the police and the NTSA indicates that road accidents between January and December 2020 stood at 3,663 compared to 3,508, during the same time in 2019.

    Raod Safety experts advise drivers approaching an accident scene not to panic. If you are among the first on the scene,  the experts generally recommend you park your car safely out of the traffic lanes and turn on your emergency flashers.

    One should not attempt to move any of the injured persons as this can cause a minor injury to turn into a serious one.

    Turn off the ignition switches on vehicles involved in the accident to reduce the risk of fire and wait for the emergency responders and police to arrive.

    Traffic snarl-up following an accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    Traffic snarl-up following an accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.

    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    The accident on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
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    The accident scene on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
    The accident scene on Thika Superhighway near Garden City on January 13, 2021.
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