Over speeding vehicle claims a life leaving others critically injured

By Tumusiime Jerad

A 26 year old man who was identified as Masereka Robert Sadayo died on spot on Tuesday, April 30th 2019 morning following a turnover of a primio registration number UAX 288A in which he was driving leaving 3 children seriously injured in Kidodo cell Kasese Municipality.

According to eyewitnesses the vehicle was being driven at a terrible speed by a mechanic who had shortly finished working on it and was taking it to the owner before he found children in the middle of the road and abruptly braked which saw the vehicle overturn.

He thereafter hit his head to the front glass leaving his head smashed to pieces and he could not survive.
The deceased has been identified as a resident of Kidodo cell in Kasese Municipality.

It should also be noted that he was with a colleague who was only identified as Jannah in the vehicle who managed to escape from the car after the accident.

The two children whose names were not revealed were rushed to Bishop Masereka clinic for first aid and were later driven to Kilembe Mines hospital for further treatment.

According to Kamaye Benard, the car was over speeding before it overturned when the driver over braked as he unexpectedly saw two children in front of him; adding that on approaching the car the driver had died.

Nanyondo Shakilah who was playing with the other four children says they saw the vehicle coming on high speed and injured some of her friends.

Our talking to Hon. Sirihwayo John the councilor representing railway ward at the municipality attributed the accident to over speeding.

“The fact the road is still under construction he could not survive since he over braked.” Siriwayo said.

He added by appealing to all the other drivers to avoid reckless driving since they drive responsible citizens who have responsibilities to handle.

The region police spokesperson Rwenzori east C/ASP Vincent Twesigye confirmed the accident.

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