Two Police Officers, Two Civilians Killed in Road Crashes

Savannah road crash. Photo Courtesy.

At least four people including two police officers have been killed in three separate road crashes in Wakiso, Soroti and Gulu highway.

The latest crash that claimed lives of two people happened in Luweero at Kyomukonda village, along the Kampala-Gulu highway in wee hours of Friday morning.

The crash, according to traffic police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, involved motor vehicle UAU 120Y an Isuzu Bus belonging to Divine Bus Company and motor vehicle UBA 916Y, a Fuso Fighter.

Nampiima said the driver of the Fuso fighter identified as Issa and his turn man, Mark Pimungu, breathed their last at the crash scene.

Police said 10 passengers in the Bus sustained injuries and are admitted at St Francis hospital for treatment.

“So far the information gathered indicate that the driver of the Isuzu Bus who was coming from Gulu heading to Kampala direction while overtaking other vehicle on the right hand side met with the Fuso Fighter and had a headon collision,” Nampiima said.

A day earlier, two traffic Police Constables Sulah Kadede and Micah Muhindo had been knocked dead in Wakiso and Soroti respectively.

PC Kadede was knocked by a speeding Toyota Spacio UAQ 541PB as he responded to a crash involving a Mark II and Mitsubishi Canter UAR 331N. PC Kadede’s colleague Dramriku and driver of a Canter were left nursing serious injuries. This happened Busaku village, Namayumba town council, Wakiso district along Kampala-Hoima road.

PC Muhindo was knocked dead by a fellow police officer attached to the ministry of internal affairs PC John Oginere who was driving a government Ford ranger UG 0337G.

PC Oginere first knocked a Bodaboda rider Bob Odongo who lost control and rammed into the police officer before he too found them where they had fallen. Bob Odongo also died on the spot. This happened at Adwila Lira-Soroti road.

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