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Javelin champion Julius Yego stable after crashing brand new Prado in accident

World javelin champion Julius Yego is in stable condition and undergoing tests at an Eldoret hospital after being involved in a high-impact accident that wrote off his week-old sports utility vehicle (SUV) on Sunday night.

Yego was driving his brand new Toyota Prado along Kapsoya road near Equity Bank at around 10pm when the accident happened.

He was alone.

The extensively damaged SUV was towed to the Eldoret Central Police Station with police on night duty preventing journalists from taking photos of the mangled wreckage.


Yego was rushed to the Mediheal Hospital in Eldoret Town where he was kept overnight for tests and observations.

When the Nation team visited the hospital on Sunday night, Yego was undergoing tests.

Hospital officials declined to talk to journalists although Yego, through a Facebook post, assured his fans that he was fine and out of danger.

Journalists were not allowed to talk to the world javelin champion with the hospital’s management saying he was undergoing tests and needed overnight rest and observation.

“God is living and great! I’m OK my people. Can’t believe am alive. @mungu yupo! I’m in stable condition,” Yego posted on Facebook.


He is okay only that doctors advised he should relax till morning,” world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop, who was among the first people at the scene of the accident, told the Nation.

Kiprop himself was involved in a similarly nasty accident along the Kabarnet-Iten road two years ago with his BMW X6 being written off.

Kiprop lamented that just last week, another athlete, Andrew Rotich, also survived a road accident.

“What a stupid week,” Kiprop, also the 2008 Olympic 1,500m champion, posted.

“Two days after Andrew Rotich got involved in an accident Julius Yego tonight again got involved. God protect us. We thank God they are safe,” Kiprop said in his post.