Eldoret: Three Die in Grisly Road Accident

Three people have been confirmed dead in a grisly road accident in Ngeria, Eldoret Town.

The accident involved a 14-seater matatu and a truck.

The truck was heading to Eldoret town while the Nissan was from the town.

Pictures seen by the Nairobi Leo showed the accident was so severe.

Traces of blood can be seen on the 14-seater matatu.

The vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

They knocked each other, veered off the road and landed in a ditch.

Data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) indicates that 2,696 people have died over that period this year compared to 2,490 over a similar period in 2021.

Pedestrians still account for the highest casualties at 957 followed by motorcyclists at 741.

The pedestrian victims represent a 12.7 per cent increase from last year’s 849 while 6.1 per cent (741) more motorcyclists have died this year as of July compared to 698 last year.

According to the statistics, passengers recorded the highest jump in fatalities of 18 per cent from 399 recorded last year to 471 listed this year.

Fatalities in pillion passengers recorded the least increase (2.94%) from 238 recorded last year to 245 recorded this year as of July.

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