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Driver on run after knocking motorcyclist dead in Namisindwa

Preliminary reports indicate that the crash was a result of reckless driving as the Mercedes Benz was moving in the same direction as the motorcyclist before knocking the cyclist from behind and injuring him.

NAMISINDWA, UGANDA: Police in Namisindwa district are hunting for a Mercedes Benz driver for knocking dead a motorcyclist in a Monday morning crash which occurred at around 5 am on Monday morning.

The accident involved a Mercedes Benz Actros registration number T575AQQ/ T137AKD, white in colour and a Bajaj boxer registration number UFS 465C, red in colour.

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The deceased cyclist was yet to be identified by press time according to the Monday statement released by Elgon region police spokesperson ASP Rogers Taitika.

“The serious accident which turned fatal happened today morning at around 5 am at Manamba trading centre along Butiru- Lwakhakha highway. It involved T575AQQ/ T137AKD Mercedes Benz Actros white in colour and UFS 465C Bajaj boxer red in colour,” ASP Taitika said.

Preliminary reports indicate that the crash was a result of reckless driving as the Mercedes Benz was moving in the same direction as the motorcyclist before knocking the cyclist from behind and injuring him.

Quick responders arrived at the scene and rushed the cyclist to Butiru Chrisco Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

“The motor vehicle was moving in the same direction as the motorcycle and it knocked the rider from behind and injured him. He was ferried to Butiru Chrisco Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. We have so far received reports indicating that the crash was linked to reckless driving,” Mr Taitika said.

Police acted and parked both the motor vehicle and the motorcycle at Lwakhakha police station pending investigations as well as inspection by the Inspector of Vehicles (IOV).

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