Patrick Njiru

The wreckage of the Subaru Impreza WRX STi driven by Patrick Njiru (navigated by Abdul Sidi) after a high-speed roll in Suswa during the 1995 Safari Rally.

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The day Patrick Njiru’s crash shocked nation

What you need to know:

  • Njiru was immediately put on a drip and oxygen mask, then professionally loaded into the chopper together with Sidi who suffered bruises on the left wrist.
  • They were immediately airlifted to the Nairobi Hospital.
  • Sidi was treated but remained in hospital for further observation while Njiru, who had suffered neck injuries, was immediately taken to the High Dependence Unit.

As explained yesterday, the Group ‘B’ cars were coffins in motion. These cars were too fast to race. In 1986, world motorsports body FIA banned the Group ‘B’ cars from the World Rally Championship (WRC) and introduced the Group ‘A’ class, a four-seater car with a maximum engine output of 300 brake horse power.

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