ACCIDENT: The Territorial traffic Police at Kinoni Town council in Lwengo District on Friday 07th.April 2023, registered a fatal accident at Kyoko/Kyoja Trading Centre along the Masaka-Mbarara highway, claiming lives of nine people on spot.
According to the Traffic Police Spokesperson ASP Faridah Nampiima, the accident involved motor vehicle registration number UBL 314C Toyota Alphard, that was traveling from Kampala side heading to Mbarara and motor vehicle reg no SSD 327S/SSD 137Q that was from Mbarara/Kinoni town. The two motor vehicles had a head on collision.
Nampiima said, preliminary findings indicate that the Alphard driver was at high speed and was keeping right, where he crashed head on with the fuel tanker killing nine people on spot who were passengers in the Alphard.
The deceased include, seven adults and two juveniles who are suspected to be members of the same family.
The driver of the fuel truck and his turn man, sustained injuries and were rushed for treatment in Masaka referral hospital.
“More Inquiries into the incident are underway and more details will be availed in due course. We want to take this opportunity to warn all motorists traveling to upcountry for Easter celebrations to drive carefully, avoid speeding, phone driving, drink driving and all other road indiscipline that result into accidents. Our thoughts and prayers to the family of the deceased victims.” Nampiima said.