11 people in Kabale are battling for their lives after they were injured in a head on collusion involving a taxi and double cabin vehicle. The accident occurred about seven Kilometers from Kabale town along the Kabale-Mbrarara road. It occurred after a taxi from Kamwezi Sub County registration number UAK 394 X collided with a double cabin number from DRC registration number 1052AC19.
The injured are Stuart Baingana, James Mutabazi, the driver of the ill fated taxi, Caroline Tubenawe, Penninah Karungi, Christopher Niwagaba, Peace Twesigye, Lydia Mugasho, Frank Magara and God Magezi. They are currently admitted at Kabale regional referral hospital where they were rushed with several injuries.
Baingana who lost both legs in the accident told URN that he regained his consciousness when he arrived at Hospital but couldn’t explain what exactly happened. Peninah Karungi, another survivor of the accident said that she only heard her colleagues shout after a loud bang at Kabalaga because the road was covered in mist.
Ely Matte, the South-south western regional police spokesperson attributes the accident to the morning mist. He says that many drivers do not usually mind their speed when there is mist which results into loss of lives.
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But Alex Mugisha, an eye witness faults the double cabin driver for the accident saying that he was driving on the right lane when the accident occurred.
He says that they used axes and pangas to cut the wreckage of the taxi in an effort to save the passengers. By press time, health workers at Kabale referral hospital were preparing the injured to go for scanning.