Deadly Trailer Accident in Kikopey: Driver on the Run

Kikopey, Kenya – A search is underway for the driver involved in a deadly trailer accident that occurred on December 3rd, 2023, at around 8:30 PM at the Kikopey Trading Centre along the Gilgil-Nakuru highway.

The accident, which is reported to have been caused by the driver losing control of the vehicle, claimed the lives of five people. Two male adult pedestrians were struck and killed instantly, while three others playing pool inside an iron sheet structure near the road were also fatally injured when the trailer rammed into the building.

In addition to the tragic loss of life, the runaway trailer caused significant property damage, including three vehicles parked at a nearby yard: a Land Rover, Peugeot 405, and Isuzu Trooper.

“The registration number of the trailer was not visible,” police said in a statement, adding that “efforts to arrest the driver of the ill-fated vehicle are underway after he escaped the scene of the accident.”

The National Police Service is urging anyone with information about the driver or the accident to come forward. The driver is facing multiple charges, including reckless driving, causing death by dangerous driving, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

This tragic accident highlights the dangers of reckless driving and the devastating consequences it can have. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic laws and prioritizing safety on the roads.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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