By HSE East Africa | Thursday Jan 10, 2019
Two workers died and 23 others were injured after their staff bus was hit by lorry at the Bonje black spot in Kilifi County.
The employees of Buzeki transport company were heading towards Mariakani in the company’s Staff Bus when it was hit by a lorry that was heading towards Mombasa.
According to the Rabai OCPD Michael Ndonga, the lorry was driving towards Mombasa and on reaching Bonje its brakes failed and it veered off the road towards the other lane. It had a head on collision with the staff bus, killing the two on the spot. Among those injured is the bus driver who suffered a broken arm and thigh. The injured were rushed to Mariakani sub-county and Bomu hospitals in Mombasa
The Bonje stretch is a notorious black spot prone to car crashes with motorists having to negotiate sharp bends.