The Territorial Police in Bugiri, 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 riden 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 of the motorcycle, ridden by Mukose Yunusu, 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.
The body of the deceased has been conveyed to Bugiri Mortuary hospital for postmortem examination.
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.
More details will be availed in due course.
ASP FARIDAH NAMPIIMA
TRAFFIC POLICE SPOKESPERSON
19TH. FEBRUARY 2023