Kicukiro car accident claims three lives

By IGIHE
On 14 August 2019 at 04:35

Three people have died in a car accident after a pickup encountered brake failure in Gatenga sector of Kicukiro district and knocked them dead.

The accident took place around 12:30 on Tuesday when the Pickup encountered brake failure. It is said that the driver led the vehicle to the parking of cyclists and motorcyclists in the area and hit three people who died on spot.

The victims include two men and one lady who used to sell airtime.

Innocent Bizumuremyi, one of the residents has told IGIHE that accidents are often reported at the same place where the Pickup hit three people.

The driver is also reported to have succumbed to injuries in the head.

Speaking to IGIHE, the Executive Secretary of the Gatenga sector, Manevule Emmanuel has attributed the accident to brake failure.

“The accident was caused by brake failure where the driver struggled to stop the car at the parking of motorcyclists and cyclists. The car knocked dead three people,” he said.

The car also hit the wall of the house down the road while the driver was taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver is also reported to have succumbed to injuries in the head.

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