Police in Luwero in Nakasongola district in the wee hours of Monday registered a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of four people.
Savannah Police region spokesperson Sam Twiineamazima in a statement on Monday said the crash involved a white Toyota Hiace registration number UAM 930P and a white Tata lorry registration number UBB 736C.
“The Territorial traffic Police of Katugo town council Nakasongola District has today Monday, August 14, 2023, at approximately 12:30 am registered a fatal accident along the Gulu-Kampala highway which claimed lives of four people: Victoria Nalubwama, Bernard Ntege, Manuel Nyakato, and Emmanuel Isingoma and injured two people, the driver and one turn boy,” Twiineamazima said.
He added that the Tata developed a mechanical problem at around 11:00 pm and parked in the middle of the road where the Police sign post was well positioned to alert the incoming vehicle about the obstacles ahead.
Unfortunately, the driver of the Toyota Hiace coming from the same direction as Gulu, lost his sight due to the full light of a bus that was coming from Kampala and did not see the signpost ahead. The driver ended up ramming into the back of the broken-down vehicle killing four people on the spot.
“The bodies of deceased were taken to Nakasongola Health Center IV mortuary for postmortem, victims/survivors taken to St Franciscan Health Centre and later were referred to Mulago Hospital,” he added.
Twiineamazima said Police visited and documented the scene of the crime and all vehicles were towed to Nakasongola police station. He said inquiries were ongoing.
Eight killed in weekend crashes
Eight people were killed in separate road crashes and scores were injured over the weekend, according to the Police.
Three people died following a bus crash in Gomba district on Sunday, while four perished in another in Kassandra district. The other crash that claimed the life of one person was in Rukungiri district.
Crashes into stationary vehicles
Early last month, two buses crashed into stationary trailers less than 24 hours apart. A Link Bus and a Crown Coaches were involved in the crashes at the time.
According to the Police report, the preliminary investigations suggested that the causes of the crashes were reckless driving and road obstruction due to a broken-down vehicle.