Police in Luwero have initiated a manhunt for the driver of a Fuso truck involved in a severe accident in Bajjo village, Bombo Town Council. The accident occurred approximately 30 kilometers into Luwero District along the Kampala-Gulu highway around 6:00 pm. It resulted in a head-on collision between two trucks, with registration numbers UBB 026 Scania and UAL 837N Fuso box body.
Traffic was temporarily disrupted as the police worked to rescue the victims. Sam Twiineamazima, the Acting Savannah Regional police spokesperson, confirmed the ongoing search for the fugitive driver. According to Twiineamazima, the territorial traffic from Bombo police station is investigating the case, alleging that the driver of the Fuso truck, was recklessly overtaking and collided with the Scania, which was making a right turn.
The turn man in the Scania truck sustained severe injuries. Upon receiving the information, the police promptly responded and visited the accident scene. The injured victim, who is yet to be identified, was rushed to General Military Hospital Bombo for treatment. Both vehicles involved in the accident were towed away to Bombo Police Station to restore traffic flow.
The Kampala-Gulu highway has recently witnessed a surge in serious accidents. In late August, a report indicated that ten people had lost their lives, and over four others sustained injuries in road crashes along this highway in Luwero and Nakasongola Districts in just one week, between August 15 and August 23.
In response to the growing incidents of reckless driving and speeding on highways, various authorities, including Traffic Police, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), and the Ministry of Works and Transport, launched “FIIKA SALAAMA EXTRA.” This operation aims to curb dangerous driving behaviors, initially focusing on the Express Highway and later extending to other major highways.
By Bernard Bakulu