road accident

Seven people have perished and 29 others injured in a grisly road accident near Timboroa along the Eldoret-Nakuru Highway.

The seven including 3 adults and 4 children died when the bus they were travelling which belongs to Crown Bus Company in rammed into a trailer. Both vehicles were heading towards Eldoret when the accident occurred at 5am.

The Crown bus from Mombasa was heading to Kakamega

Koibatek OCPD Agnes Kamau says the bodies were taken to Mercy Mission hospital while the injured were taken to various hospitals in Eldoret.

She said five of the injured are in critical condition and have been admitted at the Mercy Mission hospital.

Kamau said the driver of the bus was overtaking another vehicle on a foggy section of the road tried to slow down to avoid a head on collision but the bus belonging to Crown Bus company was over speeding and rammed into the trailer from behind.

Most of the passengers were heading to Kakamega.

“We are advising drivers that the with the heavy rains currently the roads are slippery and foggy in some areas and they should reduce speed and keep distance from the next vehicle to avoid such accidents”, said Kamau.