One dead, 6 injured after speeding beer truck rams matatu in Mwea


One dead, 6 injured after speeding beer truck rams matatu in Mwea
The ill-fated Nissan Matatu veered off the road in the Sunday, February 21 accident after it was struck by a beer truck. Photo: Citizen Digital

One passenger has died on the spot while six others sustained serious injuries after the Nissan matatu they were traveling in was involved in an accident on the Mwea-Embu highway.

Witnesses said the Matatu was struck by a speeding beer truck which forced it to veer off the road.

A middle-aged woman died on the spot while six others were rushed to the Kimbimbi Sub-county hospital and the Embu hospital with serious injuries.

Residents of Mururi and Difathas who rushed to the scene attempted to take over the beer truck but were dispersed by police officers from Wang’uru police station who had rushed to the scene.

Police have launched a manhunt for the driver of the truck who went missing after the accident.

A senior traffic police officer told Citizen Digital that the driver of the matatu sustained serious injuries in the crash.

“We are hunting for the driver of the truck driver but the driver of the Nissan matatu was seriously injured,” he said.

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