One person has died after the luxury vehicle he was driving rammed a lorry on the Southern Bypass in Nairobi early Thursday morning.
Police say the driver of the BMW X5 died on the spot after he rammed his vehicle into the underride of the cargo-carrying lorry that was being driven on the fast lane.
Photos of the badly damaged car started circulating on social media on Thursday morning as some blamed the BMW driver for speeding while others faulted the lorry driver for using the outer lane without lights and hazard on.
The BMW X5 wreckage. PHOTO/COURTESY
The body of the deceased was later moved from the scene to City Mortuary while his vehicle was towed to Lang’ata police station as the family was informed of the fatal crash.
I lost a friend thru this accident.— SokoAnalyst (@SokoAnalyst) May 6, 2021
Let me say this: Corruption killed my friend. If the truck had put up road signs ???? indicating the breakdown, he would be alive. If the police had not been bribed to look the other way, he would be alive.
The small laws we ignore lead here. pic.twitter.com/2KbmbUF4DK
So many times, I have said here that any vehicle that is driving below 120KPH shouldn’t use the outside lane .. The outside lane is only for cars like those we drive! And it is the law ... Why do Traffic Police allow this violation? People should drive & keep their lanes in life. pic.twitter.com/YduP20c5Yd— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) May 6, 2021
Whose fault is this at Southern Bypass.— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) May 6, 2021
The stalled truck. Or the speeding car. pic.twitter.com/lmZwD7Y4CL