Second Nairobi Expressway Accident Involving Matatu Occurs
This comes barely a day after a PSV was involved in a tragic accident along the road at Mlolongo Toll Station.
For the second time in less than a week, an accident involving a matatu occurred along the Nairobi Expressway on the morning of Wednesday, July 6.
Preliminary reports indicated that the accident involved a 33-seater matatu which overturned at the entrance of the multi-billion road in Westlands.
According to photos seen by Viral Tea, the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) was operating under the Super Metro sacco and was said to be speeding towards the city centre.
Onlookers at the scene of an accident along the Nairobi Expressway involving a Super Metro matatu on July 6, 2022. /TWITTER
The bus overturned at the entrance to the toll station, cutting off the entrance to motorists who join and exit the road at Westlands near Lion Place.
Police officers had moved to control the traffic building up along Waiyaki Way as a tow vehicle was deployed to clear the wreckage from the busy road to resume operations.
"A 33-seater matatu has this morning overturned at the entrance of the Nairobi Expressway in Westlands. Ambulance rescue teams have rushed those injured to nearby hospitals," updated the St John Ambulance on social media.
This comes barely a day after a PSV was involved in a tragic accident along the road at Mlolongo Toll Station. CCTV footage of the crash was later shared on social media depicting exactly what happened.
The video seen by Viral Tea captured the matatu belonging to Embassava Sacco speeding towards the exit but it was too late for it to break as it tossed a moving Toyota Prado, sending it tumbling over to the ground alongside the Prado.
"The matatu rammed a stationary Prado from the rear and rolled severally. As a result of the accident, about twenty people are injured while the extensive damage has led to a blockage of the expressway," noted the National Police Service (NPS).
Coincidentally, the latest accident comes after media personality Caroline Mutoko raised an alarm regarding matatus being allowed to use the elevated road, but her remarks were not taken too lightly by Kenyans On Twitter (KOT).
Caroline Mutoko speaking on the July 4, 2022, accident along the Nairobi Expressway. /YOUTUBE
She, later on, went on to accuse Kenyans of driving carelessly on the roads, a matter which puts the passengers in danger.
“You will not get me to back down on one thing, that having PSVs on the Expressway without insisting they have speed governors is courting trouble and this cannot be about the vehicles, this is about the passengers," she said in a charged video post she shared on Tuesday, July 5.