In Summary
  • The injured passengers were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) by Red Cross ambulances.

  • Mr Eric Bizimana said was seated at the back of the vehicle when the crash occurred and was thrown out of the bus.

  • Nairobi Traffic Commandant Peter Ndungu said there were no fatalities in the early morning crash.

Fourteen people were injured when a bus and a car collided along Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue Wednesday morning.

In a morning crash that brought activities in the area to a standstill, the City Shuttle bus and a Volkswagen Tiguan car collided, resulting to several passengers being ejected from the bus.

The bus veered off the road, crashed into several traffic light posts and overturned.

The injured passengers were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) by Red Cross ambulances.

Mr Eric Bizimana, a survivor who had boarded the vehicle heading to the city’s central business district from Kawangware, told Nation.co.ke that he was seated at the back of the vehicle when the crash occurred.

He said the impact of the crash ejected him from the vehicle, causing him to land on the tarmac as the vehicle veered off the road, struck a few traffic light posts and toppled over to land on its side more than 50 metres ahead.

LOUD BANG

“I was seated on the second last window seat on the left aisle and the vehicle had almost reached the bus stop [when] I heard a loud bang and then found myself being violently thrown out of my seat through the rear exit. When I regained my senses, I was lying on the tarmac with the overturned vehicle just [in front] of me,” he said.

Mr Bizimana, who had a swelling on the left side of his head, claimed the driver had been speeding all the way from Westlands and that some passengers had even complained about it to no avail.

“Shortly before the accident occurred, a female passenger was arguing with the driver on his excessive speed saying he had passed by her desired alighting point. But he just ignored her and actually increased speed despite our protests. Shortly afterwards, we collided with the oncoming vehicle,” said Mr Bizimana.

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