14 students injured after vehicle runs over them in Narok

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14 students who are members of the Kenya Scouts Association survived an accident near Narok Teachers Training College in Narok County Saturday, June 11 after a Toyota Probox ran over them as they practiced.

According to Narok County Commissioner of Scouts David Ole Nanyokie, the Toyota Probox was headed to Narok from Mau.

Ole Nanyokie says the car was being driven recklessly and it was attempting to overtake another when it lost control and ran into the students who were pooled from different schools.

The 14 were rushed to Narok Referral Hospital for emergency care. One of the students was later transferred to Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and four others to Tenwek Missionary Hospital in Bomet County.

Steven Saire survived the accident and he recounts the ordeal to eDaily: “I study at Ngorori Boys’ Secondary School. We had come to camp at the Narok Teachers Training College. When we were doing our drills near the TTC in the morning, a Toyota Probox that was attempting to overtake another car lost control and ran over us.”

Narok OCPD Paul Kiogora has urged motorists to observe rules on road safety, especially on speed limits, to prevent traffic accidents.

“This accident could have been avoided had the driver of the Toyota Probox been more careful,” said Mr Kiogora.

Narok County government has offered to foot the 14 students’ hospital bills.

 

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