18 people injured in Nairobi-Nakuru highway road accident

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Eighteen passengers were injured following an accident involving three vehicles on Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The early morning accident near Delamere farm in Naivasha occurred after a lorry heading to Nakuru veered off its lane and rammed into the side of the Climax Coaches bus that was heading in the opposite direction.

The driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle and landed on the side of the road while a Canter also heading to Nairobi hit the lorry that had stalled in the middle of the road.

An eye witness Joel Kariuki blamed the lorry for the 3am accident adding that the driver could have slept before veering off his lane.

“ Three of the 18 passengers were seriously injured. They were rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital and other private facilities for treatment,” he said.

The superintendent in charge of the hospital Dr Joseph Mburu said 10 patients had been brought to the facility. He said one of them had serious injuries.

“One of the ladies is seriously injured and has a fracture on the left hand while the other passengers received minor injuries and were treated and discharged,” he said.

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