A truck driver has been left nursing minor injuries after crashing his new truck in the Rawinji area, near Oyugis town, Homa Bay county.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver is said to have lost control and veered off the road while heading to Oyugi's town from Kisumu.
They say he tried to shift the lorry and while at it he hit an oncoming bodaboda rider.
“The driver lost control some few metres from Oyugis town. He tried to steady the vehicle, but it shifted to the other side of the road where it hit a bodaboda rider,” a witness said.
“The vehicle almost hit me. I was very lucky to escape being run over.”
Reports indicate that the lorry later landed at two shops on the side of the road, before coming to a stop.
“A child who was standing near one of the shops escaped by a whisker after dodging the lorry,” the witness added.
Police officers rushed to the scene and the injured rider has since been rushed to seek medical attention.