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Three people die in road accident along Nakuru-Naivasha highway

By Antony Gitonga | Published Wed, August 8th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 8th 2018 at 11:06 GMT +3
The accident involved a Nissan Matatu and a trailer along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Three people including a middle aged woman died on the spot following a grisly road accident involving a Nissan Matatu and a trailer along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

During the late Tuesday afternoon accident near KARI farm 10kms from Naivasha town, seven passengers were injured while three are in critical condition.

The accident occurred after a trailer that was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru hit a pedestrian before losing control and ramming onto an oncoming matatu.

The matatu driver and a female passenger died on the spot.

There was a major traffic snarl-up that was worsened by overlapping drivers before traffic police moved in to contain the situation.

The road accident along Nairobi-Nakuru highway claimed three lives

According to a witness, Reverend John Wachira, a pedestrian who was knocked down was the main cause of the accident.

Wachira said that on hitting the pedestrian, the trailer driver panicked and swerved to the right hitting the Nissan matatu that was fully packed.

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“The pedestrian died on the spot after he was run-over by the trailer which later hit an oncoming matatu killing the two passengers,” he said.

Another witness Wilson Wambugu said that the pedestrian was walking towards Naivasha town on the road when the accident occurred.  “The accident occurred too fast,” he said.

At the scene, personal effects soaked in a pool of blood as police moved in to control the surging crowd and traffic.

Speaking on phone, Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the wreckage had been towed to Naivasha Police Station and the bodies taken to the area mortuary.

“We have lost three people following the late evening accident near KARI farm and the injured have been admitted at Naivasha sub-county hospital,” he said.

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