Six Dead in Fatal Road Accident

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    An Image of the Road accident Scene Following a Head-on Collision that happened on the Nairobi-Nakuru Wednesday,August 24
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  • Six people were killed and several others injured in a fatal road crash along the Nairobi - Nakuru highway on Wednesday, August 25.

    The 7pm accident at Nakuru's Greenstead area involved a 14-seater public service van operated by the North Rift Sacco and a truck.

    According to area police boss, the two vehicles collided head-on killing five van passengers on the spot.

    Nakuru Officer Commanding Police Division, Beatrice Kiraguri, the sixth passenger succumbed to his injuries minutes after being hospitalised.

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    An image of a mangled wreck of the North Rift Matatu Involved in an Accident at Greensreads Area ,Nakuru County
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    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Nakuru East Sub-County Police Commander Elena Kabukuru disclosed that police officers launched a manhunt for the truck driver who is now at large.

    "As of yesterday, police were looking for the driver. He escaped after causing the accident," Kabukuru revealed. 

    Eyewitnesses say the driver of the Nairobi-bound truck lost control of the vehicle and collided with the oncoming van. The truck, which was reportedly on high speed, hit the van on the driver's side, causing it to ram onto the guard rails.

    Among those killed on the spot was the van's driver.

    In a public comment, one person known to the driver expressed shock as disbelief after learning of the incident.

    "You've taken my family to shags - referring to upcountry[sic] several times. Tomorrow you were to bring the ones to half term. I'm not believing this!" he stated.

    The van was headed to Kimilili in Trans Nzoia from Nairobi while the van was on its way to Nairobi. 

    The wreckage of the two vehicles were towed to Nakuru Central Police Station even as the bodies' identification process begins. The injured ones are receiving treatment at the Nakuru Level V Referral Hospital.

    An Image of the Taxi Driver Crashed by a LorryFerrying Wood at Eveready Roundabout, Nakuru County on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
    An Image of the Taxi Crashed by a Lorry Ferrying Wood at Eveready Roundabout, Nakuru County on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
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