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Three motorists escape death on the Emali/Loitokitok road

Samuel ole Morinke's car after it lost control and rolled near Imbirrikani police road block at 8.40 pm on Friday.
Samuel ole Morinke's car after it lost control and rolled near Imbirrikani police road block at 8.40 pm on Friday.
The third accident occurred on Saturday morning on the same spot when another unidentified motorist skidded on the same spot near Imbirrikani police roadblock and shot off the road.

Three motorists lost control of their vehicles at a section road with loose chips on the Imbirrikani/Loitokitok stretch on Friday night and Saturday morning.

In the first incident at 8.40 pm on Friday, Samuel ole Morinke’s car skidded on the spot before rolling several times in the bushes along the road.

Morinke was three minutes later saved by another motorist, who was behind him after the vehicle he was driving skidded on the same spot but never rolled.

As the second motorist walked out of his car, he was called to attention by Morinke, who was already complaining of chest pain.

He assisted Morinke to Loitokitok sub-county hospital where doctors took him in. The doctors on Saturday said Morinke was treated and discharged.

Accident victim, Samuel ole Morinke at Loitokitok sub-county hospital on Friday night after the accident. His car was extensively damaged.
Accident victim, Samuel ole Morinke at Loitokitok sub-county hospital on Friday night after the accident. His car was extensively damaged.

The third accident occurred on Saturday morning on the same spot when another unidentified motorist skidded on the same spot near Imbirrikani police roadblock and shot off the road.

He suffered chest pain and was taken to the Loitokitok sub-county referral hospital in critical condition.

Other road users along the Emali/Loitokitok road complained the stretch with the loose chips, and which is under repair has turned to a black spot.

A matatu driver operating Naekana Matatu Sacco vehicle, Jimmy Gitau, complained the contractor on the site has placed a road warning sign close to the loose chips section.

“By the time you are seeing the sign at night, you are already skidding on the loose chips,” said Gitau.

 

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