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.
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).
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.
Last week saw a lot of accident involving PSVs. These photos are just a selection of some accidents that happened…
By: Caleb Chuma
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.
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:
These are just a selections of the accidents that happened last week. More detailed analysis will come out later this week…
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!
In May there were 1,141 accident reports that described 575 unique accidents. The map below shows all the mapped accident reports, a total of 437.
Over the week of May 25 to May 31, a total of 143 unique accidents were reported, 26 of these accidents involved trucks. Eight of the trucks in these accidents were overturned. So, instead of the usual photo summary, this week’s photo summary focuses on those overturned trucks.