By Spy Uganda
Masindi: The Uganda people defence forces (UPDF) has airlifted Masindi High Court judge, Paul Gadenya to Kampala for treatment after being involved in a nasty accident along the Kampala Masindi road.
Justice Gadenya was on Monday morning travelling to Masindi when his car, Mitshubishi Pajero UG 0781 J collided with another vehicle registration number UBH831 at Bigando, 10 kilometres away from Masindi town.
“He was this afternoon airlifted to Kampala in a military chopper for specialized medical attention,” the judiciary said in a statement.
The judge and his driver sustained serious injuries after the accident.
“Joint emergency services coordinated by the Judiciary, Uganda Police and the UPDF evacuated the judge and his team from the accident scene,” said the Judiciary’s Permanent, Pius Bigirimana.
Judiciary’s Chief Registrar, Ms Sarah Langa Siu, said the judge and his team were first briefly admitted at Kitara Medical Centre in Masindi for first aid before being airlifted to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala for better medical attention.
“The Judiciary would like to appreciate everyone who assisted to ensure that the victims of the early morning accident get timely medical attention,” Langa said.
The Army Spokesperson Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso also confirmed that Justice Gadenya has been successfully airlifted from the scene of the accident by the UPDF Air Force for specialized treatment and further applauded the Air force Commander for his timely response.
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Preliminary findings into the cause of the accident pointed fingers at the truck whose driver is said to have recklessly entered into the road however the Albertine Regional Police spokesperson, Mr Julius Hakiza said they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
The car wreckages have also been towed to Masindi Police station for further investigations, according to Mr Hakiza.