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Woman injured after matatu rams into car in CBD – PHOTOS & VIDEO

A woman was seriously injured on Wednesday morning after a matatu driver jumped traffic lights and hit their car along Kenyatta Avenue.

The mid-morning accident occurred at the junction of  Wabera Street and Kenyatta Avenue.

Eyewitnesses said the car was joining Kenyatta Avenue from Wabera Street when it was hit by the Tawala Sacco minibus whose driver was jumping the lights.

The Tawala Sacco minibus that was involved in the accident. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
The Tawala Sacco minibus that was involved in the accident. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

 

PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

The woman, who was on the car’s front seat, was severely injured during the accident.

Bodaboda riders stationed at the junction frantically yanked the car’s door to rescue the woman who was trapped in the car.

Bodaboda riders attempt to rescue the injured passenger from the car. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Bodaboda riders attempt to rescue the injured passenger from the car. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

With an ambulance not forthcoming, the quick thinking riders moved in to rescue the woman who was in dire pain.

“These matatus flout traffic lights and they don’t care about other motorists on the road. The small vehicle was on the right and it was hit as it crossed Kenyatta Avenue by the matatu,” said an eyewitness.

PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

Medics from the AAR clinic in the nearby ICEA building came to the rescue of the passengers and administered first aid before they were eventually rushed to hospital for further treatment.