JINJA – Three people have perished on the spot in the Saturday night Mabira Forest accident.
The accident which also left five others nursing serious injuries involved a Toyota Premio registration number UAL 958Q and a trailer registration number UAZ 558P/UAL 793X.
The deceased include; Yunus Kalema, 31 the driver of the Toyota Premio and a resident of Walusubi trading centre in Mukono district, Rajab Lutwama, 48 a passenger in the Premio and a four-year-old child who was also in the Premio.
According to Traffic Police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, the accident occurred near Najjembe trading centre in Mabira Forest along the Kampala-Jinja highway.
“It’s alleged that the Toyota Premio that was being driven by one Yunus Kalema from Jinja to Kampala side, lost control, crossed the lane to the opposite side and rammed into the trailer that was being driven by one Takwana Karim ,57 moving from Kampala to Jinja side,” said Nampiima.
The injured including three female adults, one male adult who are not yet identified and two other juveniles aged 13 and 7 and are children of Rajab Lutwama, one of the deceased passengers.
“The injured were rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital for further medical attention while the bodies of the deceased were taken to Kawolo hospital mortuary for postmortem,” Nampiima noted.
Police last week warned drivers against reckless driving and over-speeding especially during the festive season.
For example, during the Christmas season, 58 people were killed in roads accidents in various parts of the country.