Driver escape death as speeding car bursts into flames on Thika Road

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 16:34 | < 1 min read
Accident at Thika Super Highway. PHOTO/NYABOGA KIAGE

Motorists were on Monday, October 25 stranded along the busy Thika Superhighway after a car burst into flames in the midst of the road.

The incident took place on Monday afternoon causing traffic mayhem along the busy highway.

Witnesses say that the incident happened after the car hit a lorry from the rear.

No injuries or deaths were reported at the accident as the motorist of the car managed to flee the scene.

“The car was being driven at a neck-breaking speed. It hit the lorry from the rear and burst into flames,” Alex Kimani a matatu tout said.

Another witness, Paul Onkoba who was waiting to board a matatu to the city from Clay Works area said that he heard a loud bang moments after the car hit the lorry and started burning.

“It happened so fast, the fire seems to have started from every corner of the vehicle,” Onkoba said.

In a video seen by K24 Digital, onlookers were seen capturing videos and photos as the car went on burning.

Such cases in the past have been attributed to electric faults within a motor vehicle.

The vehicle burnt down with the motorist and owner allegedly watching from a distance.

Early this year, a car bursts into flames along the busy Lang’ata Highway.
However, the fire was put off by the fire brigade team from Nairobi County.

Police said that the Lang’at incident was the second one in a span of a month.