Two minors have escaped with injuries in a motorcycle accident involving their drunken father and another rider along Mawanda road in Kawempe Division in Kampala. One of the minors sustained a broken right leg while her sibling escaped with bruises.
The minors, both pupils at Lower Nsoba primary schools, were riding with their father, Ben Nuwagaba, a Boda boda rider and resident of Kamwokya church zone who was under the influence of alcohol.
Eyewitnesses say Nuwagaba was involved in a collision with Jimmy Ajaruva who was also riding towards Kamwokya along Mawanda road around 6 pm Tuesday.
Marvin Lule, who sells clothes in the vicinity, says the accident occurred when Nuwagaba who was struggling on the road tried to overtake Ajaruva.
Ajaruva also sustained injuries and blacked out for some time before being taken to hospital. He says that when they tried to grab the children from Nuwagaba, he put up a protest and was scared of entering the medical facility.
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A doctor at the nearby Kitante Medical center confirmed the minor's fracture, close to another that had just healed in less than three months. Mawanda road police entered a case of a motorcycle accident vide reference number SD Ref 23/17/05/2022.