Four people were killed and four others seriously injured after a Matatu they were traveling in collided head-on with a lorry at Stima area along the Narok-Mai Mahiu road on Wednesday night.
Confirming the 8pm accident, Narok East Sub-County Police Commander Mwenda Muthamia said the matatu belonging to Narok Line Sacco heading to Nairobi engaged in a head-on collision killing the four on the spot.
“The lorry was trying to overtake when it collided head-on with a matatu that was being driven at high speed towards Narok,” Mr Muthamia.
He also confirmed that Matatu driver that had eight passengers on board at the time of the accident was among the people who died.
“The other four passengers suffered serious injuries and taken to Narok County Referral Hospital where they are undergoing treatment,” he said.
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The police boss said the driver of the lorry reported the incident at Ntulele Police Station but later escaped before he was arrested, adding that a manhunt has already been launched.
The wreckage of the PSV and the lorry were towed to Ntulele Police Station yard for further inspection.
The Narok-Mai Mahiu road especially Ntulele area have become a black spot as several accidents are being experienced on the road every month, with the sub-county commander now urging motorists and all road users to exercise caution while on the road and observe traffic rules.
Following the incident, Muthamia has issued a stern warning against drivers committing traffic offenses while plying the route saying most accidents were caused by reckless speeding drivers.
“Most of these accidents can be avoided if the motorists are careful and avoid over speeding especially on steep grounds,” Muthamia said.
Statistics documented by the National Police Service and the National Transport and Safety Authority show an increased number of accidents attributed to speeding and drunk-driving.