The accident occurred at Kyabi trading center along Sembabule – Maddu Gomba road in Sembabule district when a speeding truck registration number H4DF 2074 knocked dead a man identified as Robert Kimbasawo, alias Faho.
A speeding UPDF vehicle has knocked dead a 35-year-old man dead in Sembabule
district on Saturday.
The accident occurred at Kyabi trading center along
Sembabule – Maddu Gomba road in Sembabule district when a speeding truck
registration number H4DF 2074 knocked dead a man identified as Robert Kimbasawo, alias Faho.
According to eyewitnesses by the time of the accident the
speeding Fuso truck was carrying a dead body of a fallen UPDF officer from
Masaka to Mubende for burial.
The locals however blame the accident to Kibasawo who is
said to have been drunk by the time of the accident.
Andrew Kaggwa, one of the eyewitnesses says that Kibasawo
was too drunk and was struggling to cross the road to his home by the
the time he was knocked dead.
“We were not surprised when we heard that he had been
knocked dead because he was too drunk and he had just urinated in public because
he was acting under the influence of alcohol,” said Kaggwa.
James Ziraba Muzaale, the officer in charge of traffic police
in Sembabule district says that police investigations into the cause of the
the accident has started.
He says that police
has taken the Kibasawo's body to Sembabule hospital for postmortem as they
allowed the UPDF truck to continue with the journey.
He has asked people to avoid using the road when drunk because preliminary police investigations indicate that the deceased was drunk at the time of the accident.
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Locals said that accidents are becoming common on this road asking
UNRA to put some humps in Kyabi trading center to control on the accidents that usually
occur on this road.