Accident along Webuye-Eldoret highway leaves one person dead

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Police at the scene of the accident
Police at the scene of the accident

One person died on the spot after he was run over by a trailer truck at Turbo market along the busy Webuye–Eldoret highway. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased who was so drunk was in the company of two other men who were supporting him as he couldn’t walk on his own due to drunkenness.

However, on reaching the market, he asked the friends to leave him alone
saying he was strong enough to walk on his own. “His friends pleaded with him to allow them to take him to his home but he became abusive forcing them to leave him alone and they went their way,” said an eyewitness.

Residents gather at the scene of the accident
Residents gather at the scene of the accident

He then started walking on the side of the road before he staggered to the tarmac and fell as the trailer was passing and the rear tyres ran over him killing him instantly. “Half the truck had advanced already when he staggered and fell on his back and the back tyres ran over him,” said one of the witness

His body was removed by traffic police officers from Turbo and taken to Chebaiywa mortuary as an investigation into the accident was launched.