Two people have been killed in Wote town near the Makueni County Referral Hospital, after a road accident caused by a ‘drunk’ driver.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the car was speeding and tried to overtake an ambulance that was ferrying a passenger to hospital on the narrow road.
It was at this moment that the car then lost control, hitting a passer-by before crashing into a residential building.
A woman passenger in the ill-fated car died on the spot, while a male passenger passed on while receiving treatment at the Makueni County Referral Hospital on Monday night.
Charity Kiamba, one of the eyewitnesses, told The Standard that the driver came out of the vehicle, performed the sign of the cross before fleeing the accident scene on foot.
“I saw him do the sign of the cross maybe because he survived the accident, and then walked away,” said Ms Kiamba.
Eliap Kiruthi, another resident said: “I was in the house when I heard screeching tyres before the car crashed past the apartment’s wall. When I walked outside I found three people inside the car and an injured woman lying outside.”
Confirming the incident, Makueni Referral Hospital medical superintendent Dr. Joseph Masila said that they had received three road accident victims.
“We received three victims of a road traffic accident where one had already died, the second one died while getting resuscitated at the casualty unit. The third one is stable in our unit,” said Dr Masila.
Police found bottles of Alcohol in the car after a search. It was towed to Makueni Police Station.
A manhunt for the driver has been launched.