3 dead, several injured in grisly road accident

The Sunday morning road crash involved a PSV and a lorry

3 dead in Sunday morning accident along Nakuru-Eldoret highway

The accident involved a PSV and a lorry happened at Poa Place in Uasin Gishu along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

Emergency rescue operations are underway with fears that the number of casualties could rise.

The accident happened when the driver of the 14 seater matatu lost control of the vehicle, ramming into the lorry that was parked by the road.

Eldoret East OCPD Richard Omanga confirmed the incident, adding that the driver of the vehicle is among those injured.

The casualties were rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to the hospital’s morgue with police launching investigations to establish the cause of the accident.

It is not clear how many people were in the matatu that was heading to Eldoret from Nairobi.

Michuki rules and accidents during festive season

The accident comes in the wake of a crackdown on Public Service Vehicles ahead of the festive season.

The operation has since seen the enforcement of several rules, popularly called Michuki rules to ensure safety in public transport.

Past road accident trends reveal that most deaths and accidents occur during the festive season as PSV operators rush to cash in on the demand.

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