A female police officer manning traffic along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway passed away while saving accident victims on Sunday morning, September 26. 

The cop and her colleague had answered distress calls from motorists who witnessed a Mercedes Benz truck overturn near a petrol station in Athi River, Machakos County.

According to a police report filed at Kyumbi Police Station, the Mercedes Benz truck driver en route to Nairobi lost control and veered off his driving lane – some fifty minutes after midnight. 

The truck rolled and overturned on the opposite side of the dual carriageway and spilt its contents in the middle of the highway. 

A second car, a Nissan Sunny, was also involved in the accident a few minutes later after the driver hit the heap of spilt contents. 

The unsuspecting driver, who was reported to have been speeding, also lost control and landed in a ditch in the centre of a road reserve. 

Motorists who were alarmed by the multiple road crash called emergency service providers and also cautioned other oncoming drivers, 

However, as the deceased and a male colleague rushed to save the occupants of the two crashed vehicles and to process the accident scene, a Mazda Atenza driver also hit the spilt contents and veered off the road. 

“The driver lost control and hit the corporal who died on the spot,” the police report stated. 

The body was ferried to Machakos Level 5 Hospital morgue where a government pathologist was requested to conduct a postmortem. 

The three vehicles were towed to Kyumbi Police Station for inspection and processing. 

Officers from the police station, a sub-base commander and detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation visited and sealed off the accident scene as investigations into the incident commenced.

Sourced from Kenyans.co.ke

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