Two students sustain injuries after an accident along Makutano,Tartar road

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Two St. Theresa Tartar Girls High School students are nursing injuries at Kapenguria Referral hospital after being involved in a road accident on Monday afternoon.

The accident which occurred along Makutano-Tartar road left Sharon Muta, aged 17 years, with a fracture on her right knee and Sheila Kiplangat, aged 15 years sustained a slight cut on the right ankle.

Confirming the accident, Kapenguria OCPD Anthony Wanjuu said a Toyota Premio, registration number KBX 621B which was being driven by Mrs Pascaline Jepkurui Chumo lost control and knocked a motorcycle that was ferrying the two students.

“The lady defied the rules, by driving on the wrong lane of the road. She knocked a Honda motorcycle registration number KMEE 866Q who was carrying the two students and were returning to school after mid-term break,” said Wanjuu.

He added that police officers responded immediately and rushed the students to Kapenguria County Referral hospital for treatment where they are recuperating, while the rider was not injured.

“We went to the scene, it was a head-on collision and miraculously the rider wasn’t hurt. Both the vehicle and motorcycle have been taken to Kapenguria police station awaiting inspection. The driver of the vehicle is also in police custody waiting to be availed in court,” he said.

He cautioned all road users to be careful during this rainy season so as to avert accidents. “The roads are rough and motorists need to be very careful and stick to their lanes” he added.