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Exercise caution on road, motorists urged

Motorists plying the Nakuru-Eldoret highway have been urged to be cautious while driving on the road after three accidents occurred on the road yesterday.

According to Koibatek Sub-County Police Commandant  Joseph Ongaya, three separate accidents occurred in the morning; one involving two tankers near Molo and another involving a Toyota Prado and a trailer at Kamara while the third one involved three lories at Makutano area.

Ongaya further informed that there were no deaths with only one critical injury sustained in the accident involving the Toyota Prado.

“I would like to dispel rumours that there were fatalities in all the three accidents as reported in social media. The position is that there was only one serious injury and the motorist was rushed to Eldama Ravine Hospital before being referred to Nairobi,” clarified Ongaya.

He added that the Prado which was heading to Eldoret from Nakuru lost control after a tyre burst and caused the lorry which was coming from the opposite direction to land into a ditch while avoiding a head on collision,” explained the commandant.

Ongaya has called on the motorists to exercise caution on that road saying the current cold and rainy weather had reduced visibility in the area.

By Christopher Kiprop

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