CCTV footage capturing a tragic accident that occurred on Thursday, March 25 in Kendu Bay, Homa Bay County has emerged.
The footage seen by Kenyans.co.ke shows people running their day-to-day activities when all of a sudden a speeding truck rams into vehicles, motorcycles and passers-by along Katito road.
This forced those who were near the scene to run for their lives as the truck lost control, sweeping everything in its path.Residents surround the truck that claimed the life of one Kenyan and seriously injured fourFile
In the crash, authoritries reported that a man died while four others were seriously injured. The deceased, a 34-year-old man, was decapitated as the truck came to a halt.
His body was taken to Kendu Bay Adventist while the injured were admitted to different facilities for medical care.
The area chief, Tobias Aduda, said that the lorry lost control when the driver was trying to negotiate a corner to join the Kendu Bay - Katito road.
According to reports, the truck was carrying building materials from Got-Nyango in Oyugis town.
"Those who sustained injuries were trying to escape when they were hit with stones. They were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment," Aduda said.
Speaking to members of the media, Rachuonyo North Police Commander, Sarah Chumo, disclosed that investigations into the accident had been launched.
This is not the first case witnessed by Kenyans where a vehicle has swayed from the road and injured Kenyans. On February 25, a motorist in Kibarani, Mombasa County narrowly escaped death after a container fell on his car.
In a similar incident that happed in April 2019, Ann Rima and her daughter also narrowly escaped death after a trailer veered off the road and smashed her car. She was able to flee the vehicle in time just before truck crashed into their vehicle.
"I saw the vehicle veer off the road. I don’t know what made me look up and I wondered why the driver would want to park, it seemed precarious," Rima said.
Due to an increasing number of accidents involving transportation trucks, Kenyans have called onto the government to put in place measures that will reduce the number of trailer accidents.
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