According to eyewitnesses, the Isuzu minibus registration number UAW-298N that was heading to the city centre lost control and rammed into the wall of the Internal Affair Ministry. It also knocked two people who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UES-978X.
One person has died and two others injured when a minibus driver lost control and
knocked a motorcycle along the Kampala-Jinja. The accident happened near the Ministry of Internal
Affairs offices in Kampala on Friday.
According to eyewitnesses,
the Isuzu minibus registration number UAW-298N that was heading to the city centre lost control and rammed into the wall of the Internal
Affairs Ministry headquarters . It also knocked two people who were riding on a motorcycle registration number UES-978X.
The motorcycle occupants
included Lubega Shafiq, 29, a passenger who died on the spot and the rider, later identified as Otol Julius, who has been rushed to Mulago Hospital in critical
Namaganda Lydia, one of the
eyewitnesses said Lubega had just secured his passport from the Immigration office in Kampala when the tragedy occurred.
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Some Bodaboda cyclists
near the Ministry said that they nearly survived the accident because they were staged close to the same spot. They however blame the accident on
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Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that police are still hunting
for the minibus driver who is currently on the run.
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drive is on
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Recently, two other people were knocked dead and others
injured when a police truck lost control in a similar manner and knocked
several vehicles and motorcycles along the road in Nsambya.
Last year 3,663 people were killed
during road accidents. The statistics indicate that more motorcyclists died
last year compared to previous years; 1,064, in 2019 and 1,144 in 2020. At least 1,258 pedestrians died in road accidents
last year, according to the Traffic Police records filed in the annual crime
The Acting Traffic Director Lawrence Niwabiine
said that the leading causes of traffic deaths and injuries include over
speeding, drunk driving, distractions to drivers, and non-adherence to traffic