Ten-year old boy latest Western Bypass accident victim

Ten-year old boy latest Western Bypass accident victim

A 10-year old boy has become the latest pedestrian to be killed by fast-moving traffic in the capital.
The accident took place along the Western Bypass, where a Toyota pick-up hit the boy, Thursday afternoon.
The boy died instantly.
He had been accompanied by two friends, who were not hurt.
According to witnesses, the boy came out of the Build-It hardware store, when he was bumped.
The deceased is yet to be identified, and investigation of the matter continues.
Earlier this month, two learners and a taxi driver also died along the same road, when their vehicle was hit by oncoming traffic.
And still in this week, a minibus carrying 15 passengers was hit by yet another sedan vehicle - also on the same stretch of road, causing from minor to serious injuries to people.
Asked to comment on the increasing toll of deaths and injuries along the Western Bypass highway, City Police Chief, Abraham Kanime, insisted that the speed limit along this road should be drastically reduced, to 60 kilometres per hour.
Kanime says consultations are being held with stakeholders including the Ministry of Works and Transport, on proposals for reducing speed, including having more speed-humps.
He lamented the careless attitude of many drivers.