One person died on the spot while three others were left nursing injuries after a matatu they were traveling in was involved in an accident at Siyiapei area along the Narok- Maai Mahiu highway.
Narok North Sub County Police Commander Frederick Siundu said the Thursday night accident occurred when the 14-seater Toyota Hiace matatu belonging to Narok Star Sacco rammed into the rear of a stationary Mitsubishi lorry.
The Police Commander said the Mitsubishi lorry registration number KBC 014S that was heading towards the Narok town direction had run out of fuel and stalled on the road with no hazard signal to alert other motorists.
He confirmed that the matatu that was also being driven towards the Narok town had seven people on board when it rammed the rear left side of the lorry.
The impact of the crash left one of the passengers dead while three others were seriously injured and were rushed to the Narok County Referral Hospital for treatment as the body of the deceased was moved to the same facility’s mortuary awaiting a postmortem.
Siundu said two of the injured had bruises on the forehead, while the third passenger sustained a cut on the chin. He said the two vehicles were towed to the Narok town police station to await inspection.
The accident happened only a day after two other people perished in a grisly accident at Maltauro area a few kilometers from the last night’s accident.
The Wednesday night accident occurred when the driver of a Mercedes Benz lorry registration number KBM 576Y transporting wheat from the Narok direction lost control on reaching the accident point and knocked a Nissan Wingroad vehicle that was ahead of it.
Siundu reiterated his earlier call to motorists asking them to be vigilant while plying the smooth highway to avoid causing careless deaths.
According to data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), motor vehicle deaths in May 2021 totaled to 4, 050 an estimate that is up by 21 per cent compared to May 2020 and up by 19 percent compared to May 2019.