Accidents Involving Students & School Buses

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A school bus rolled because its breaks failed. via @TheStarKenya

It is painful to hear about accidents involving students. You would hope that drivers take more care when they see that the vehicle next to them is full of children. And yet, these accidents happen too often. From May 1 through October 12 a total of 44 accidents were reported on Ma3Route involving students or school vehicles. Twelve of these accidents had reported fatalities. 

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Nana Gichuru’s Tragic Death Brings Attention to Eastern Bypass Black Spots

On September 22, Nana Gichuru died in a gruesome accident on the Eastern Bypass when she tried to pass several vehicles and hit a truck in a head-on collision (according to media reports).

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A photo of Nana’s car crushed under the front of the truck. via @kazungubrianG

Unfortunately, this was not the only accident on the Eastern Bypass that day or that week; two more accidents were reported the same day and another one a few days later.

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What To Do After an Accident

By: Caleb Chuma

Photo by: http://alexcare.com/
Photo by: http://alexcare.com/

It’s not something anyone wants to be involved in or can anticipate, but car accidents do happen and are occurring quite frequently these days. The high number of accidents has raised alarm with Kenyan road authorities; in May 2015 alone, 575 unique accidents were reported through our #AccidentsKE project.

Accidents reported in the Month of May from the @Ma3Route #AccidentsKE project
Accidents reported in the Month of May from the @Ma3Route #AccidentsKE project

However, many people do not know what to do when they are involved in a car accident. In the unfortunate instance that you find yourself in a road accident, follow the following steps:

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The Anatomy of an Accident: June 18th

What Happened on Jogoo Road last Thursday?

On Thursday, June 18th, two buses got in a head-on collision on Jogoo Road around 6:30 PM. One bus was from the Embassava Sacco. The other one was a Forward Traveller. There were 85 reports about the accident in the next three hours. This is the most reports we’ve received about a single accident yet!

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“A very bad accident at @jogooroad near Hamza. Btwn embassava and forward traveller. #IwishThemQuickRecovery” via @FrankPascalBar

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