KAMPALA, UGANDA: At least two people Friday died and others sustained serious injuries in a fatal accident that occurred at Kayunga Road Junction along Acacia Avenue in Kampala.
The 1:26 am nasty crash involved multiple vehicles and resulted in the loss of two innocent lives according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire.
According to Mr Owoyesigyire, preliminary investigations indicate that a black Mercedes-Benz driven by Mr Faziru Kimera a resident of Buwate, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District was speeding from the Acacia side when it lost control and collided with the road barriers at the junction before crashing into the children at the roadside.
“..at approximately 01:26 hours, a black Mercedes-Benz with registration number UBL 189R, driven by Mr Kimera Faziru of Buwate, was traveling at high speed from the Acacia side. Unfortunately, Mr Faziru lost control of the vehicle upon reaching the Kayunga junction. The vehicle collided with the road barriers, striking three street children who had sought shelter there,” said Owoyesigyire
“The Mercedes-Benz then continued its trajectory and collided with a white Toyota Mark X, registration number UBF 788K, which was approaching from the Mulago side,” he added.
The deputy KMP publicist added that immediate action was taken in response to the incident, and the injured victims were immediately rushed to Mulago Hospital, where, unfortunately, two of them succumbed to their injuries.
He added that police impounded both vehicles involved in the accident and are currently being parked at Kira Road Police Station from where they will be inspected by the police’s Inspectorate of Vehicles.
Furthermore, all drivers involved in the accident were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
Police said it is committed to conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this accident, and continued to urge all road users to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits and traffic regulations.
“Safety on our roads is of paramount importance, and we must all play our part in ensuring a secure environment for everyone,” remarked Owoyesigyire.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones in this tragic incident,” he added.
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