Four people on Tuesday evening lost their lives following a grisly road accident along the Kisumu-Kendu Bay Highway in Rachuonyo South sub-location, Homa Bay County.
According to reports, a red private car heading to Kisumu rammed into three pedestrians and a boda rider before entering into a nearby thicket.
One person died on the spot, while the rest succumbed while receiving treatment at the Homa Bay County Referral Hospital.
The accident, which occurred in the Kogweno area near Rakwaro market in Homa Bay, also left seven people critically injured.
Emergency service providers rushed the seven injured to the Homa Bay Referral Hospital under critical condition.
Rachuonyo North sub-county Police Commander Lydia Parteiyie, who arrived at the scene minutes later, confirmed the incident, adding that detectives launched investigations to unravel the main cause of the accident.
In a similar incident on Monday, 5 reportedly died after a matatu collided with a lorry in Naivasha.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred at the Flyover section on the way to Naivasha.
The SACCO managing the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) involved in the accident said the matatu experienced a brake failure and began moving in reverse, leading to the collision.
“5 people died on the spot. This is, however, not the police report as they are carrying out their own investigations,” the Sacco management told Kenyans.co.ke.
The fatalities add to the recent alarming statistics on road accidents by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
According to NTSA, about 3,609 people lost their lives in road accidents between the months of January and October this year.
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