Father,Son Perish In Hoima Road Accident

Traffic Officer Alfred Matua stands near the car wreckage
Two people have died in a motor accident on the Hoima-Kampala road in Katereiga Buhanika Sub county Hoima district.

The fatal road accident involved a double cabin Hard body pickup registration number UAJ421F belonging to Airtel Hoima regional office and motorcycle registration number UDM654T.

Alfred Matua, the Hoima district traffic Officer says the accident occurred when the over speeding car headed for Kampala knocked a motorcyclist and his passenger as they crossed the road from a nearby shop.

The motorcyclist and his passenger died on the spot after they were crashed beyond recognition.

The deceased are Baptist Odipio, 55 a resident of Kasambya village in Buhanika and his 14 year old son Joseph Geria, a primary six pupil of Kisenyi primary school.

Odipio was the one riding the motorcycle carrying his son.

Alex Odur, the Airtel regional manager Midwestern who was driving the vehicle survived the accident with minor injuries. He fled the scene shortly after angry residents attempted to lynch him.

He later reported at Butema police post before proceeding to Hoima police station where he was due to record a statement.

Mathew Kasaija an eye witness says the vehicle overturned several times after knocking the motorcyclist and plunged into the nearby bush. The two dismembered bodies lay flat on the tarmac.

They have been handed to relatives after postmortem while the folded car and motorcycle wreckages have been towed to Hoima police station.

Matua says the driver of the car has been subjected to medical examination prior to recording a statement. He has blamed the accident on over speeding on the side of the driver and careless riding for the motorcyclist for carelessly crossing the road.

It’s the first major road accident to be recorded in the district ever since Christmas although Matua reveals that this month has registered almost the highest number of road accidents in the year.

He did not give details of the statistics pledging to brief the police chief first. By press time the sobbing relatives were also recording statements. A comment from Airtel Management couldnot be readily ascertained.


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