Another accident as Car overturns at Likoni channel hours after trailer plunged into ocean

Another accident as Car overturns at Likoni channel hours after trailer plunged into ocean

BY CORRESPONDENT,13TH JAN,2021-A second accident occurred at the Likoni Channel after a car overturned at the spot  just hours after a trailer plunged into the Indian Ocean.

One person was seriously injured after the pick-up belonging to SGA Security hit him.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital following the accident that occurred at around 3pm on Wednesday.

Four people who were onboard the pick-up however escaped unhurt.

The driver explained that he had come from Ukunda and as he was approaching the Likoni channel, the brakes apparently failed.

The SGA pick-up that overturned at the Likoni channel on January 13, 2021/Citizen Digital

To avoid plunging into the ocean, the driver said he attempted to turn the car and that is when it hit the pedestrian and overturned.

This comes hours after the driver of a trailer lost control and plunged into the ocean.

“At 4:15 am a loaded truck Reg. TZ548 while boarding MV kilindini from mainland side lost control after hitting the ferry’s prow causing the truck plunge into the sea. The truck had one occupant who escaped unhurt,” a statement from the Kenya Ferry reads.

The incident caused a huge traffic snarl up as only one side of the ramp was operational.

The trailer was later pulled out of the water after almost eight hours as multi-agencies had to wait for the tidal movement to go down.

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