Police officer killed, 12 students injured in Thika Road accident – PHOTOS
A police officer has died after a lorry rammed into a school van that he was inspecting at Juja weighbridge on Thika Road.
Confirming the incident, Juja OCPD Patrick Manyasi said 15 other people were injured in the Saturday crash when the lorry rammed into the school van carrying 12 Limuru Girls students and their teacher.
“The officer had stopped a Dagoretti High School bus for normal checks then a van belonging to Limuru Girls also drove by and he stopped it. While inspecting the van, a lorry veered off road ramming into the van, squeezing the officer in between two vehicles. The officer was rushed to Thika Level V Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
” The 12 students and their teacher also sustained injuries. The lorry driver and his passenger also sustained slight injuries and were all rushed to hospital,” Mr Manyasi said.
Mr Manyasi said investigations are ongoing to establish if the driver of the lorry has a case to answer.
“He alleges that he lost control because of brake failure which has been established to be true by a motor vehicle inspector. But we shall be compiling evidence to see if its either a direct case or that which has to be determined by the office of the DPP,” said Mr Manyasi.