Several students injured after Chavakali Boys Bus crashes in Kisumu

A bus carrying students from Chavakali Boys High School in Kisumu was involved in an accident that resulted in one student’s death and at least thirty-three injuries.

Following the collision on Monday night along the Kisumu-Kakamega Highway, the injured were taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu for treatment, according to police.

The bus was taking the pupils to Nairobi after the first term’s schools were closed. Witnesses reported that the driver lost control at the Kisumu Mamboleo roundabout.

Allan Mwangi, the Regional Traffic Commander for Nyanza, stated that as part of the investigation into the accident, they were searching for the bus driver to question.

He said the driver seemed to have been negotiating the roundabout when he lost control of the bus hit the guard rail and landed on the edge of the road.

It was then that the 17-year-old student died on the spot, witnesses said.

Mwangi said the other students sustained soft injuries and were in stable condition in hospital.

“The parents and guardians of some students have arrived and are attending to them. They are traumatised but they are safe,” he said.

He added many other parents had called to check on the safety of their loved ones.

The students were rescued from the scene by ambulances and good samaritans.

This comes amid an ongoing campaign to address the rising cases of accidents in the country.

Police and officials from the National Transport and Safety Authority are engaged in a campaign to address the menace on the roads.

More than 1, 000 people have lost their lives in road accidents since January this year.

Tens of others are nursing wounds in various places after the accidents.

This would give an indication at least 30 people die daily in accidents, officials said.

This has left many families negatively affected. Such accidents have negative effects on families at large.

Speeding was the major cause of road carnage as well as overlapping, drunk driving, recklessness and unroadworthy vehicles.

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