Julius Yego, the Kenyan hero in javelin got involved in a grisly road accident that damaged his new Toyota Prado which he had only used for one week but left him with minor injuries.

The Kenyan athlete was driving alone at Kapsoya road at 10pm in Eldoret when he got involved in the accident that badly damaged his vehicle before he was rushed to Mediheal hospital for scanning and observation by doctors overnight.

The Toyota Prado that world javelin champion Julius Yego was driving when he was involved in a night accident in Eldoret on October 23, 2016. Courtesy of Daily Nation

His extremely damaged brand new, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was towed to the Eldoret Central Police Station where police who were present for their night duty revoked the media from accessing any information.

Journalists were also barred by officials at Mediheal to get information about the Champion’s condition after the accident. However, Julius Yego posted on Facebook to assure his fans that he was okay and out of danger.

“God is living and great! I’m OK my people. Can’t believe am fine @mungu yupo. I’m in a stable condition.

His friend Asbel Kiprop who was among the first people to arrive at the hospital inform the members of the media that Julius was doing fine.

“He is okay only that doctors have adviced he should relax till morning”

Asbel Kiprop, who is also a prosperous athlete and has won world 1500 meters championship in 2008 was involved in an almost similar accident two years ago along Kabarnet-Iten road where his new machine, BMW X6 got written off. Kiprop deplored that it seemed there was something haunting the athletics fraternity. He said in a post;

“Two days after Andrew Rotich got involved in an accident, now tonight Julius Yego again got involved. God protect us. We thank God they are safe”

Julius Yego who has also moved up the police ranks won his first bronze medal in Nairobi in 2010 before getting his first gold medal in 2011 at All-African games in Maputo, followed by one in Glasgow in 2014 and another Beijing in 2015. The athlete suffered an injury in Rio de Jeneiro but was still able to secure a silver medal.