Three lives lost in Kampala-Gulu highway accident 


NEWS– The Territorial traffic Police in Wobulenzi on Thursday 25th May 2023, at 4:25am registered a fatal accident at Busula trading centre along the  Kampala-Gulu highway that claimed lives of three people.

The accident involved motor vehicle registration number  KBN 607P/ZB 3158 (Mercedes Benz trailer) belonging to Palm Oil transporters ltd, motor vehicle reg no. UBJ 673Y (Isuzu elf) and motor vehicle UBM 860S (Isuzu forward).

The deceased have been identified as a one  Paul, male adult; Elisa, a resident of Busaawa-Semuto road in Wakiso district. The two were  occupants of motor vehicle UBM 860S and a one Richard, resident of Namavuudu zone in Gayaza who was an occupant of motor vehicle registration number UBJ 673Y. 

Preliminary findings indicate that motor vehicle KBN 607P/ZB 3158 trailer that was coming from Kampala side in a convoy of about eight vehicles heading to Nakasongola barracks (all loaded with bags of Ammonium Nitrate). On reaching at Busula trading centre near SUNAFRICA FUEL STATION found another parked trailer of the same company that had developed mechanical problem. 

According to ASP Sam Twineamaziima, these trailers in the convoy parked on the road covering the whole lane of Kampala – Gulu highway. The last trailer no. KBN 607P/ZB 3158 started over taking the parked trailers and in the due course, it crashed with an on-coming charcoal truck UBJ 673Y. 

Its at this point that it lost control and knocked a stationary motor vehicle (UBM 860S) and pushed it up to inside a nearby building. 

The two occupants in the truck died on spot while the driver sustained serious injuries.

One of the occupants in the charcoal truck sustained injuries and succumbed to injuries at Njonvu medical center.

The victim (driver of Isuzu forward) was also taken to Njonvu medical center by good Samaritans.