Notorious Salgaa hot spot claims two more lives

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BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,1ST JAN 2018-Two  Pedestrians lost their lives on Monday along  Nakuru -Eldoret highway at  the notorious Salgaa hot spot. The Monday accident occurred in the afternoon  after a truck hit a motorcycle they were traveling in at Kibunja in Sachag’wan area .One person was seriously injured.

Acording to police the two died on the spot and the injured person was rushed to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital in Nakuru

Steering system failure

The driver of the ill-fated truck who is   a Tanzanian citizen said the steering wheel system failed barely 5000 meters to a National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) barrier at Molo GSU Camp, leaving him with no choice but to run over the pedestrians in order to save more lives.

The incident comes just a day after at least 36 people lost their lives and 18 others injured in a horror crash after a bus collided head-on with a truck at the Migaa black-spot on the same Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

So far over 300 peole have lost their lives due to accidents that have happened in the month of December alone.

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