Drunk firefighter crashes fire engine

Drunk firefighter crashes fire engine

A fire engine was on Thursday evening involved in a crash after the driver lost control and veered off Ngong road ramming into a nearby wall.

A bystander who rescued the driver said that the he was dangerously speeding and must have lost control when he ran into a culvert, rammed into a wall before overturning.

“Around 8pm when I was headed home I saw a vehicle coming so fast, past AIC church on Ngong road when it ran into a culvert then went and hit KWS wall that is when I rushed to rescue the driver,” said the witness.

The witness added that he could not help but notice that the fire fighter reeked of alcohol and alcohol bottles were lying around in the vehicle.

“The truck did not have a siren and on finding him he was smelling of alcohol, that is an indicator that he was just having fun,” said the onlooker.

The drunk driver was supposedly headed to Nkoroi  for a fire rescue call  however colleagues refute claims of  any cases of fire from that area on Thursday.

The driver was rushed to Ngong Sub-district hospital having sustained minor injuries, especially on the face where he was bruised by broken glass.

Ngong residents are concerned that the wrecked truck was the only fire engine in the region and they will need other fire truck to assist them  in fire case emergencies.

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