Policeman in grisly Thika Road accident dies


The vehicles involved in the accident on Thika Road. Photo/ANN NGIGE
The Limuru High School bus that was rammed into by a lorry on Thika Road. Photo/ANN NGIGE

In Summary

  • A policeman who was injured in the Thika Road morning accident has died.
  • Juja OCPD said the officer was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Thika Level Five Hospital.
  • Witnesses said he was crushed in between the two vehicles as he was conducting an inspection of the Limuru Girls High School bus.

A policeman who was injured in the Thika Road morning accident has died.

Juja OCPD Patrick Manyasi said the officer was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Thika Level Five Hospital.

Witnesses said he was crushed in between the two vehicles as he was conducting an inspection of the Limuru Girls High School bus.

12 students were injured during the morning incident with one of them said to be in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

One girl has been moved to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi with serious injuries.

Reports indicate that Good Samaritans are the ones who pulled them out of the wreckage and took them to hospital.

 

A school bus driver and teacher were also injured during the incident at Toll area.

It is said that the driver of a lorry that was carrying wheat lost control and rammed into the school bus.

Moments later, a different lorry carrying sand rammed into another school bus belonging to Dagorreti High School.

The mangled wreckage of the Limuru Girls School bus. Photo/COURTESY
The mangled wreckage of the Limuru Girls School bus. Photo/COURTESY

 

 

The two school buses were stationary after the policeman waved them down for work ticket inspection.

The vehicles involved in the accident on Thika Road. Photo/ANN NGIGE
The vehicles involved in the accident on Thika Road. Photo/ANN NGIGE

 

A man of Asian origin who was reported to have been in the lorry that was ferrying wheat was also injured in the Saturday morning incident.

The Asian man who was injured in the Thika Road accident.
The Asian man who was injured in the Thika Road accident. Photo/ANN NGIGE

 

Students from Dagorreti High School were left stranded after their bus was reportedly hit from behind by a kanju (city council) van.

 

The Dagoretti High School bus.
The Dagoretti High School bus. Photo/ANN NGIGE

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