By Our Reporter
An accident involving the Inspector General of Police’s lead car at Buwuni village, along Iganga -Tororo highway has led to the death of one person, leaving three others injured.
According to a police statement issued by ASP Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police Spokesperson yesterday, 19th February, 2023, the deceased is the boda boda rider identified as Mukose Yunusu, a 32 year old resident of Mukuba zone, Bugiri Municipality.
Nampiima says the accident that occurred at around 11am involved a Toyota Land cruiser under registration number, UP 8517 Landcruiser that was leading the convoy of the Inspector General of Police, and a motorcycle Bajaj Boxer, under registration number, UEF 098H.
The motorcycle Bajaj Boxer was being ridden by a one Mukose Yunusu who was carrying one passenger.
She says, “at Buwuni village, along Iganga -Tororo highway, several vehicles slowed down as they approached the convoy of the IGP that was heading to Kampala from Tororo. It’s during that process that the rider of the motorcycle, ridden by Mukose Yunusu, dangerously tried to overtake a trailer and other vehicles, which put him in the opposite lane, where he collided head on into the oncoming lead motor vehicle of the IGP’s convoy.”
The rider of the motorcycle died on spot and his passenger on the motorcycle whose identity is yet to be established sustained serious injuries.
It is further established that the driver of the lead car, used his driving skills to bring the vehicle to a full stop. And it is during that process that two crew members jumped off the vehicle and sustained injuries.
A total of 5 crew members and the civilian victim were rushed to Bugiri Hospital for medical treatment, and later evacuated in a police chopper to Kampala for further treatment.
The body of the deceased has been conveyed to Bugiri Mortuary hospital for postmortem examination.
The IGP has reached out to the family of the deceased and conveyed his condolences. He also wished the injured passenger and his crew members a speedy recovery.