One dead, 6 injured as IGP Ochola’s motorcade is involved in road accident
The Territorial Police in Bugiri this morning registered a fatal accident along the Tororo – Iganga highway on the 19.02.2023, at around 11am, that 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 that was being ridden by a one Mukose Yunusu a 32 year old resident of Mukuba zone, Bugiri Municipality.
The preliminary findings indicate that at about 1100hrs 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, Mukose, dangerously tried to over take 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.
Traffic and Road Safety Police Spokesperson Faridah Nampiima confirmed the incident.
She says the body of the deceased has been conveyed to Bugiri Mortuary hospital for postmortem examination.
According to Nampiima, 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,” Nampiima said in a statement.