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Rudisha involved in road accident but escapes with minor injuries

Two-time Olympic 800m champion David Lekuta Rudisha sustained minor injuries after being involved in a road accident in Nyamira. The accident occurred Sunday morning at Nyansiongo area, Kijauri-Keroka highway in Nyamira county. The scene of the accident is a notorious black spot. According to Keroka police boss Walter Abondo, Duvid Rudisha who was driving a Toyota Landcruiser  lost control of the vehicle and hit an Easy Coach passenger bus travelling to Kisii from behind. The athlete who was on his way to Kilgoris sustained minor and soft tissues injuries. The passengers of the Easy Coach bus were however not injured during the incident Rudisha was taken to Keroka Sub County Hospital after complaining of lower limbs and chest pain, but Xray reports showed no fractures. He was treated and discharged. He later recorded statement at the Keroka Police Station where his badly damaged vehicle as well as the bus involved in the collision were towed to. Mr Stephen Ole Marai, Rudisha's friend and neighbour, said the athlete is out of danger and was treated at a hospital in Keroka and later moved to Kilgoris Sub-County Hospital. Mr Rudisha hails from Kilgoris in Narok County. "Rudisha is okay, but he is nursing minor injuries. We are leaving Kilgoris to Keroka Police Station now where he is coming to meet the police," said Ole Marai. Rudisha has also indicated in his Facebook page that he is fine. He says, “I am well and unhurt from this morning's accident. Thank you for your prayers and concern. And above all I thank God for keeping everyone else involved safe. A special thank you to the other road users who rushed to the scene to help me out of the car after the incident!. Rudisha, who won Olympic gold in 2016, has not competed since 2017 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

Two-time Olympic 800m champion David Lekuta Rudisha sustained minor injuries after being involved in a road accident in Nyamira.

The accident occurred Sunday morning at Nyansiongo area, Kijauri-Keroka highway in Nyamira county.

The scene of the accident is a notorious black spot.

According to Keroka police boss Walter Abondo, Duvid Rudisha who was driving a Toyota Landcruiser  lost control of the vehicle and hit an Easy Coach passenger bus travelling to Kisii from behind.

The athlete who was on his way to Kilgoris sustained minor and soft tissues injuries.

The passengers of the Easy Coach bus were however not injured during the incident

Rudisha was taken to Keroka Sub County Hospital after complaining of lower limbs and chest pain, but Xray reports showed no fractures.

He was treated and discharged.

He later recorded statement at the Keroka Police Station where his badly damaged vehicle as well as the bus involved in the collision were towed to.

Mr Stephen Ole Marai, Rudisha’s friend and neighbour, said the athlete is out of danger and was treated at a hospital in Keroka and later moved to Kilgoris Sub-County Hospital.

Mr Rudisha hails from Kilgoris in Narok County.

“Rudisha is okay, but he is nursing minor injuries. We are leaving Kilgoris to Keroka Police Station now where he is coming to meet the police,” said Ole Marai.

Rudisha has also indicated in his Facebook page that he is fine.

He says, “I am well and unhurt from this morning’s accident. Thank you for your prayers and concern. And above all I thank God for keeping everyone else involved safe. A special thank you to the other road users who rushed to the scene to help me out of the car after the incident!.

Rudisha, who won Olympic gold in 2016, has not competed since 2017 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

 

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