Five killed, three injured in Isiolo-Marsabit road accident
Five people have been confirmed dead while three others sustained injuries after they were involved in a deadly accident at Sapache, Samburu County along the Isiolo-Marsabit highway on December 14, 2021.
The accident involved, a Toyota Land Cruiser which burst its tyre and lost control, colliding head-on with a Range Rover V8.
Confirming the incident, Samburu East Sub-County Deputy Police Commander Juma Ombata revealed that the five died on the spot as others were thrown out of the vehicles due to the impact.
“All the five in the vehicle died instantly, but we managed to save three who are in critical condition. They have been taken to the Archers Post Health Centre. We are on a rescue mission and moving survivors to Achers hospital,” said Ombata.
According to Ombata, some of those injured had multiple fractures and some, external bleeding.
According to Peter Lekenit, an eyewitness, the Toyota Land Cruiser was moving at a relatively low speed but the driver lost control of the vehicle after a tyre burst.
Ombata said the bodies of the deceased were moved to Wamba Sub-County mortuary while the vehicles were towed to Wamba Police Station.