Wreckage of  a car involved in a road accident. Photo:Hivisasa

Wreckage of a car involved in a road accident.

Four people were killed last night in a grisly road accident near Salama market along the Nairobi –Mombasa highway in Makueni County.

The 7pm accident involved a saloon car, which was heading to Nairobi from Mombasa and a trailer headed towards Mombasa.

Mukaa Police Boss Ferdinand Nyongesa said all the four occupants in the saloon car including the driver died on the spot.

“The saloon car which had no number plate was overtaking a trailer along the highway near the Mukaa DC’s office in Salama before it lost control and collided head-on with another oncoming trailer,” said Nyongesa.

The driver of the lorry and his turn-boy escaped unhurt.

The bodies were moved to Machakos Level Five Hospital morgue while the vehicles were taken to Salama Police Station. The police boss cautioned drivers along the highway against over speeding and careless driving.

According to Makueni Red Cross officer Joe Mbalu the county has the largest stretch of the Nairobi – Mombasa Highway leading to high number of accidents.

It is against this backdrop that the county government plans to put up a trauma center at the Makindu district hospital.

Health Chief Executive Officer Musyoki Kibwana says the trauma center will mainly cater for patients involved in accidents along the busy highway.