By Marvin Ocol
The territorial traffic police at Lwera along the Kampala-Masaka highway has today morning registered a fatal accident involving motor vehicle registration number UAV 310Y (Prado) that was being driven by a one Tumusiime William.
The vehicle was moving from Masaka side heading to Kampala.
The accident happened after a boda boda rider who was moving in front of the prado turned from left to right without indicating and in the process, the Prado driver tried to dodge the rider and instead ended up losing control of his vehicle, knocked the boda boda rider identified as Samuel Lukyamuzi and killed him on spot. A one Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire, an occupant of the vehicle and the owner of Nile High School in Mukono, died moments after reaching Nkozi Hospital.
Three other people who were passengers in the Prado including Kasagwa Ephraim a 72 year old, sustained serious injuries and he is admitted at Nkozi hospital while Mugabi Philimon sustained minor injuries.
The cause of the accident has been attributed to the boda boda rider who carelessly turned off from the road, Traffic and Road Safety Spokesperson Faridah Nampiima said.
“The ugly hand of the devil has snatched you in your prime in an accident this morning. You served your Lord God with all your heart. May He Rest you in Eternity,” retired AIGP Asan Kasingye tweeted.
“Road accident has claimed one of our very outstanding son, educationist, entrepreneur and progressive gentleman Yesse Mubangizi. My condolences to the wife Imelda, children, relatives and the people of Rushozi – Sheema Municipality. May his soul RIP,” MP Dicksons Kteshumbwa tweeted Sunday morning.