Four people perish in a dawn accident on Thika Highway.

Four people have died when the car they were travelling in died rammed a stationary truck carrying bricks at Ndarugo in Juja Constituency on Sunday.

The accident occurred around early morning when the driver of the red saloon car failed to see the lorry that had stalled along the Thika Superhighway and rammed into it from the rear resulting in the death of the four on the spot

The impact of the collision was so severe that the deceased got trapped in mangled wreckage of the vehicle that was being driven towards Nairobi.

Confirming the incident, Juja OCPD Patricia Narsio said that the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash are being investigated adding that it was unclear how the driver of the ill-fated vehicle failed to spot the lorry from a distance even though a life saver signboard had been erected a few meters from the stationary truck.

Motorists and commuters had a horrific time with many of them spending hours as the police and good Samaritans struggled to free the dead bodies from crash wreckage. Vehicles heading towards Nairobi were affected by the gridlock as the axis is one of the busiest in Kenya, where thousands of private and commercial vehicles ply daily.

The bodies of the victims have been taken to General Kago Funeral home in Thika.

The highway has of late be prone to so many accidents involving both pedestrians and motorists especially early morning, in the evening and over the weekends. The numerous police roadblocks and impromptu NTSA checks seem to be producing no positive results as the duo seem to be on the road 
for a totally different agenda altogether.


On Friday night, another person died near Witeithie stage along the same Highway in a separate accident. Another matatu heading to Meru earlier rammed onto a tree as the driver attempted to avoid crashing onto a herd of cattle that were crossing the road near the Del Monte kiosk, just after Bluepost Hotel. 
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