One Killed In Kira Road Accident

One Killed In Kira Road Accident

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By Hanning Mbabazi

Kampala: Metropolitan Police is investigating circumstances where a Fuso truck, registration number UAG 341F, knocked to death a yet to be identified woman in the wee hours of Saturday, October 19, 2019 on Kiira road stretch near Total Petrol station.

According to the eye witness, the knocked to death woman was on a Boda but jumped off in panic as the truck started to hoot frantically. The truck hit her as she landed on the ground. The body of the woman lay in the pool of blood for about an hour before the police took it to city mortuary. The accident happened at 10 am.

Mark Nsabiyunva, an eyewitness said the motorcycle rider managed to escape unhurt as he quickly made a turn to Total petrol station before the truck could reach him. The occupants of the truck run away in fear after the accident.

No other person was hurt from the accident, the police said. The Fuso truck, registration UAG 341F, was carrying water and slopping down towards Kira road police station when it failed to break.

There were no cars in the lane where the truck, which saved many people, an eye witness said.

A traffic officer at the scene said the cause of the accident could have been the fact that the vehicle was not in good mechanical condition.

She said they got hold of the woman’s bag, phone and that they would identify the victim in the subsequent hours.

This is not the first a truck is failing to break around the same place and ploughing into pedestrians and other vehicles.

In April, a truck failed to break and ran into several vehicles, injuring tens. At least four of the victims died a day later

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