In what is considered an expensive accident, a van driver has rammed into three Mercedes Benz cars along Ngong Road in Nairobi.
In the Thursday, April 7 accident which was captured on CCTV, the speeding driver is seen running into the costly vehicles parked at a showroom, Mercedes Centre Limited.
According to the video, it all started after the driver veered from the main road.
He then steered the van towards the metal bars meant to stop vehicles from using the pavement located beside the showroom, but the racing car scaled through it.
The van then hit the three German luxury sedans, extensively damaging their front bumpers.
Nairobi traffic police boss Joshua Omukata said the matter was not reported to the Kilimani Police Station, which is located a few meters from the showroom.
However, Omukata said they will pursue the van driver for careless driving.
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The video elicited reactions on social media, with the majority of users empathising with the van driver.
Lauren Ngaragari said: “As long as he has valid insurance and he is a licensed driver, no big deal it’s just an accident like any other.”
Annastasia Kamwithi said: “Isn’t it better he has hit vehicles instead of a human being? People walk on the sidewalks. Thank God no one was hurt.”
Steven Njihia said: “As a good Christian, the company should forgive him.”
Frank Maru said: “The cost of one of his kidneys is not enough to cover the damage, he will have to sell both.”
Czar Mzalendo said: “The insurance company must be having sleepless nights.”
Pax Christi said: “Some village witches work overtime.”
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