A grisly accident occurred on Wednesday morning at the Gitaru Junction along Wangige-Kikuyu road, right before joining the Southern Bypass.
The accident involved a truck and a Nissan NV 200 van.
According to an eyewitness account, the truck was driving at high speed and seemed to have lost control after the brakes failed.
It veered off the road after the driver’s futile attempts to control it and crashed into the van.
Concerned do-gooders rushed to the scene of the accident and began rescue operations.
The driver of the van is reported to have succumbed to his injuries while his passenger was rescued and rushed to Kikuyu Hospital in critical condition.
Police also arrived at the scene of the accident and helped with clearing the traffic that had piled up.
They cautioned motorists to be more careful especially when driving during the festive season.