On Friday, June 11, four people died in a gruesome road accident in the Bangale area, Tana River County, in coastal Kenya.
The morning hour incident involved a car and a lorry on Mombasa-Garissa Highway. The car was reported to have rammed the water bowser truck from behind.
The deceased breathed their last on the spot. They included two men, a lady, and a teenager.
Police said the lorry was parked on the wrong side of the road.
“The car rammed into a stationary water bowser truck, the driver and turn-boy of the truck escaped and are being sought,” said the area police boss Ali Ndiema.
The car’s driver sustained critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Reports indicate that road accident-related deaths have been on the rise in the country. Data from Kenya’s National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) show that between January 2020 and December 2020, road fatalities stood at 3,663, compared to 3,508, during the same period in 2019.