The newly constructed Nairobi Expressway experienced its first accident after several cars crashed at the Mlolongo Toll exit on June 25th Saturday night. According to the sources, the accident occurred when an overspeeding vehicle hit other vehicles that were waiting to be cleared at the toll station.
Reportedly, one driver died on the spot as several injured people including a toll attendant were rushed to hospital and are responding to treatment. From photos and videos shared online, the vehicles can be seen damaged beyond repair an indication that the driver might have been at high speed. However, Kenya National Highway Authority has assured Kenyans that it would be putting measures to avoid such incidents in the future. They also stated that they would be closing down the Mlolongo Toll exit to allow for repairs.
The incident has left the majority of Kenyans online talking about the issues of overspeeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. Others asked for the implementation of speed limits on the expressway to avoid such incidents. Overspeeding kills, drivers have been advised to drive at the normal speed that he/she can handle.
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