(Xinhua) -- At least seven people died and two others
were injured in a grisly road accident in Kisii County of
Western Kenya on Tuesday evening, according to police.
Philip Wambugu, divisional police
commander of town Keroka, confirmed on Wednesday that the
accident occurred along Kisii-Keroka highway, when the driver
lost control of the vehicle before it veered off the road.
“The vehicle was carrying six
passengers. We will confirm the nature of other survivors
who are hospitalized,” said Wambugu, he added that two
injured pedestrians also has been rushed to the hospital.
The police commander said the car was
speeding when the accident happened. The police suspected that
the brakes was failed when the car was descending a steep slope.
According to the National Transport
and Safety Authority (NTSA), the death toll has ascended to more
than 300 since Dec 1, 2017.
According to NTSA’s preliminary
investigations, the causes of these crashes include
overs-peeding, lane indiscipline, reckless driving and driving
under the influence of alcohol.