Rudisha gives update on his tragic Keroka road accident

By Game Yetu: Tuesday, August 27th 2019 at 14:28 GMT +3 | Athletics

 Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha's  LandCruiser after a road accident at Kegosi on Keroka-Sotik highway. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

World 800 metres record holder, David Rudisha has thanked fans for their messages of support after he was early Saturday morning involved in a road accident at Kegogi area on the Keroka-Sotik road.

Rudisha's car, a light blue Toyota VX LandCruiser was involved in a head-on collision with a bus that was headed to Nairobi on Saturday.

"Thanking the Almighty God for the gift of life," the 800 metres world record holder Rudisha said in a Tweet featuring by a picture of his mangled car.

"Saturday night around 2230hrs I survived a tragic (sic) road accident at Keroka on my way home to Kilgoris after a head-on collision with a bus plying Kisii-Nairobi route.

"I am fine with no injuries! Thank you for your prayers."

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 The right and front sides of Rudisha's car were extensively damaged and the windscreen smashed.

The bus’ windscreen and its driver's door were also damaged.   

No one in the bus was hurt.

The two vehicles were towed to Keroka Police Station.

Rudisha who serves in the Kenya Police as a Chief Inspector recorded a statement at Keroka Police Station on Sunday afternoon and shortly left in the company of four men and a female.

Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha (in white shirt) leaves Keroka Police Station after recording a statement on Agust 25. [photo Sammy Omingo, Standard]

The 29-year-old Kenyan athlete has been working around the clock to preserve his fitness for a possible third Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2020.

In an early interview with the media, Rudisha said he had been forced out of the 2017 World Championships due to a quad muscle strain that he said is now fully healed.

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