Patient Dies in Grisly Ambulance Accident

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A patient died on Sunday morning, November 8 in a grisly ambulance accident along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

According to Citizen TV, the patient, who had been admitted to the Moi Refferal Hospital in Voi, was being transferred in an ambulance to the Coast General Hospital for specialized treatment when the accident occurred.

The the driver of the ambulance lost control of the speeding vehicle, veered off the road before rolling several times.

The patient was rushed back to the Moi Refferal Hospital but later succumbed to accident injuries.

The driver, a medic and relative of the deceased who were in the ambulance also sustained injuries.

The three are receiving treatment at the same hospital as police commence investigations into the cause of the accident.

Elsewhere, three people died while seven others seriously injured after a matatu collided head-on with a lorry along the Makutano-Embu road in Kirinyaga County.

The scene of the crash in Wamumu village, Kirinyaga County where three people died on November 7, 2020 after a lorry hit a matatu. Photo/Courtesy

The survivors of the Saturday night accident were rushed to Whiterose Medical Centre where they were admitted in a critical condition.

Witnesses said that two passengers died on the spot while a third one died at the hospital.

The driver of the lorry reportedly lost control of his vehicle after a tyre burst and crashed into the matatu which was heading towards Ngurubani town.

Confirming the incident, Mwea West Sub-County police boss Aden Alio said that the two vehicles were towed to Sagana Police Station for inspection.

He said the lorry driver was arrested immediately after the accident and will be charged for causing deaths by careless driving once investigations are complete.

The accident caused major traffic snarl-up as residents blocked the road during the rescue of survivors who had been trapped in the mangled matatu.

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