A section of Southern Bypass Road was on Tuesday morning cordoned off by police officers following a series of accidents that occurred nearly the same time.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Mary Omari, a senior national Traffic Commandant, explained that four accidents happened a few metres from each other at the Lang'ata Interchange.
In one of the accidents, a truck carrying goods rammed into a bridge, causing the products to spill onto the road.
Minutes later, a trailer approaching at high speed hit the rear of the truck.
The second accident involved a pickup carrying meat which rammed into the rear of another trailer a few metres from the previous accident.
Commandant Omari added that the third accident involved a collision between a truck and a private car.
At the time of publishing this article, three people had been rescued from the carnages and were subsequently rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
Omari added that police officers were dispatched to the scene to manage the traffic and prevent more accidents from occurring.
She explained that police officers opted to block the Lang'ata interchange route to remove a trailer from the ditch.
"Police officers had to block the road to remove the trailer from the ditch. But they are on-site to man the traffic so the situation is under control," she pointed out.
Photos and videos circulating online showed a traffic snarl-up from different road sections owing to the multiple accidents.
Several motorists plying the road advised other users to avoid the accident scenes or use Lang'ata Road through the Karen route.
In the past weeks, motorists lamented that Southern Bypass was slowly turning into a blackspot following a series of accidents that have occurred on the road.
Recently, motorists complained over new speed bumps erected along the route, stating drivers lost control over their invisibility.
Following the uproar, Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen made an impromptu visit to the highway to assess its condition and ordered police officers to be dispatched to man the road.
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