Kampala Road Crash Kills 5 on Spot, Leaves 7 Seriously Injured

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At least five people have lost their lives and seven others survived with serious injuries in a road crash that occurred today at Kabusu roundabout, Lubaga Division, in Kampala. The road crash happened at 8:30 am when an Isuzu Elf crashed five motorcycles carrying passengers.

Assistant Superintendent of Police -ASP Faridah Nampiima, the traffic police spokesperson, said the cause of the crash has been attributed to the Isuzu ELF truck driver who lost control while coming from Lubaga road.

“He rammed five motorcycles and a bicycle that were entering the Kabusu roundabout. Five people died on the spot. They include four males and one female. The injured include five males and two females,” ASP Nampiima explained in the statement.

Police have identified the deceased as Florence Nansubuga who was a passenger on the bike, Ssenfuma, Gerald Ssemata Gerald, and Semei Ndondo all Boda-boda riders, and one unidentified person.

ASP Nampiima has identified the involved vehicle as UBH 321T Isuzu Elf which was being driven by Gerald Ssembatya. The motorcycles include Bajaj boxers, UFN 226F, UET 422T, UEZ 579U, UFH 520P, UEX 504C, and a sport bike.

Uganda loses on average 10 people in road crashes according to traffic police. However, since May this year, the number of people perishing in crashes has increased to 12 to 14 daily deaths on roads.