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Police officer dies, 3 pupils seriously injured in a multiple accident at Toll, Juja.

A photogrid of the scene of accident near Toll Trading Centre, Juja along Thika Road on Saturday morning. 

A police officer attached to Government Check Unit (GVCU) has succumbed to injuries while undergoing emergency treatment at the Thika Level 5 Hospital after a multiple accident at Toll Trading Centre in Juja along the Thika Superhighway.

Three students from Limuru Girls High School who were travelling in their school van sustained seriously injuries in the accident that involved two lorries, a school bus and the van.

The injured were all rushed by well-wishers to Thika Level 5 Hospital.

11 of those in the van sustained slight injuries including their driver of the van and a teacher who were seated in the driver’s cabin at the time of the accident which occurred on Saturday morning on your way to the Thika direction. 8 of these girls were treated and discharged.

Among the three girls who had sustained serios injuries, one of them was later rushed to Agha Khan hospital with another one being admitted at the Thika Level 5 Hospital's ICU in critical condition.

Parents of the injured students streamed to the hospital in the afternoon hours to ascertain the conditions of their children.

According to eyewitness account, officers from the GVCU had stopped the van and the school bus belonging to Dagoretti High School for regular checkup when a lorry carrying wheat lost control and rammed onto the van before hitting another lorry ferrying sand and eventually crashing onto the small van.

The impact of the second crash forced the second lorry to hit the Dagoretti High School bus from behind.

The children were trapped inside the van as their vehicle was sandwiched between the lorry and the ground and were rescued by Good Samaritans who immediately rushed to the scene.

The police officer who was talking with the van driver at the time of the accident almost got crashed in between the two vehicles and sustained serious injuries. The driver of the lorry also sustained some slight injuries which included cuts on his head.

No one in the other two vehicles was injured but the visibly shaken Dagoretti High School students were left stranded along the road after the incident.

The accident caused heavy traffic snarl-up along the highway towards Thika but the road. By the time of going to press, the road had already been cleared and traffic started moving slowly.

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