Monday, June 17, 2024

Tragic Kikopey accident claims five lives

Five people are feared dead after a trailer heading towards Nakuru lost control killing two male pedestrians and three others playing pool at a nearby joint.

“The accident happened on 3/12/203 at around 2030 hrs at Kikopey trading centre along Gilgil-Nakuru highway involving a trailer registration number KBB…../ZB 764 make Mercedes-Benz whose full registration was not visible.

Preliminary reports suggest that the driver who was heading towards Nakuru direction lost control and hit two male adult pedestrians killing them on the spot.

The same vehicle rammed onto iron sheet structures a few metres from the road killing three male adult persons who were inside playing pool table game.” said National Police Service (NPS)

The accident was so massive that three vehicles parked inside a nearby yard were damaged, a Land Rover, Peugeot 405 and Isuzu Trooper.

“Efforts to arrest the driver of the ill-fated vehicle are underway after he escaped the scene of the accident.” said NPS

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