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Police officer borrows new car, dies in accident with wife and children

By An Executive Editor

The traffic police at Masaka Central Police Station at 4:30am this morning registered a fatal accident involving motor vehicle registration number UBH 902U (fuso fighter) which was traveling from Masaka to Kampala and motor vehicle registration number UBE 756C (Toyota Wish). All occupants of the Wish died on spot. 

The accident happened at Kyarushowe swamp along the Masaka- Kampala highway.

The cause of the accident has been attributed to the driver of the Toyota wish who left his lane and moved to the lane of the fuso, causing a head on collision killing five people who were all occupants in the Toyota Wish. 

RIP: Bwesigye’s wife and children

The occupants have been identified as NO. 65577 PC Bwesigye Cleopus, a police officer attached to crime Intelligence department of Katwe Police station in Kampala, together with his family members, one female adult and three children. The bodies have been conveyed to Masaka City Mortuary for postmortem examination. 

Traffic and Road Safety Directorate Spokesperson Faridah Nampiima confirmed the incident.

The wreckage of the car Bwesigye and his family perished.

“We continue to remind all road users to be vigilant while using the roads and further call upon all road users to change their attitude while using the road,” Nampiima said.

We have since learnt that the officer had borrowed the car and wanted to return it to the owner before day-break. He did not reach his destination.

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