Two time olympic champion David Rudisha survived a horror car crash while travelling to his home in Kilgoris. The tyre of his SUV burst along the Nairobi-Kisumu highway leading to a head-on collision with a bus plying the Kisii-Nairobi route . While the front of his car was extensively damaged, the athlete escaped with minor injuries. He has since been treated and discharged.
“Rudisha was rushed to the Keroka Sub County Hospital where the doctors revealed that the athlete had not suffered any fractures, and he has been allowed to go home and rest,” revealed Keroka police chief Walter Abondo.
David Rudisha in return turned to his social media pages to assure the general public on his health:
Thanking the Almighty God for the gift of life.Saturday night around 1030Hrs I survived a tragic road accident at Keroka on my way home to Kilgoris after a head on collision with a bus plying Kisii Nairobi Route. I am fine with no injuries! Thank you 🙏🏻 for your prayers. pic.twitter.com/RZdwemLwXG
— David Rudisha (@rudishadavid) August 26, 2019
Family issues and recurring injuries
This comes days after it was claimed in the local dailies that he had been missing from home leaving his wife and children frustrated.
“David Lekuta Rudisha stop frustrating me with my kids. To my family, my heart is heavy I can’t hold any more. I love u all,” a post alleged to be from his wife’s Facebook page read.
Rudisha, who won the 2016 Olympic 800m title, has not competed since 2017 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai due to recurring injurIes.