Commuters using the Southern Bypass to and from Langata Road through Mombasa Road were stuck in traffic after an early morning accident that happened on Monday, May 31.
The accident involving two trucks and a saloon vehicle occurred after the trailer heading towards Mombasa road lost control and collided head on with the oncoming truck.
The accident which took place adjacent to the grounds of Carnivore Gardens left the bypass impassable since the overturned truck had covered two lanes forcing motorists to use the service lane.
The heavy traffic occasioned by the accident spilled over to Mombasa and Langata roads. By the time of going to press, traffic Police were at the site controlling the situation.
Early this month, two children and a driver lost their lives in a tragic accident along the Southern Bypass.
According to police, the vehicle the three were traveling in last control and veered off the road before ramming into an oncoming truck.
According to Langata OCPD, Benjamin Mwanthi’S salon car, a Toyota Probox was from Mombasa Road towards Kikuyu while the truck was heading to Mombasa road from Kikuy when the accident happened.
“The Probox lost control and veered off the road to the opposite direction before hitting the truck head-on,” the OCPD said.
The driver of the truck except unhurt.
In another accident which happened early this month, a BMW X5 belonging to a Program Manager at Trade Mark East Africa rammed into a stationary lorry killing the driver on the spot.
The driver of the BMW was identified as Allan Ngugi.