At least one person has been confirmed dead and six injured, including five police officers, in a fatal accident along the Tororo–Iganga highway.
The accident happened on Sunday at around 11 am. It involved a Toyota Land Cruiser under registration number, UP 8517 Landcruiser that was leading the convoy of the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, and a motorcycle, a Bajaj Boxer, under registration number, UEF 098H, that was being ridden by a one Mukose Yunusu, a 32-year-old resident of Mukuba Zone, Bugiri Municipality.
According to the police, at about 11 am at Buwuni village, along Iganga -Tororo highway, several vehicles slowed down as they approached the convoy of the IGP that was heading to Kampala from Tororo.
“It’s during that process that the rider of the motorcycle, ridden by Mukose Yunusu, dangerously tried to overtake a trailer and other vehicles, which put him in the opposite lane, where he collided head-on into the oncoming lead motor vehicle of the IGP’s convoy.
The rider of the motorcycle died on the spot and his passenger on the motorcycle whose identity is yet to be established sustained serious injuries,” said the police.
It added, “A total of 5 crew members and the civilian victim were rushed to Bugiri Hospital for medical treatment, and later evacuated in a police chopper to Kampala for further treatment.”
The body of the deceased has been conveyed to Bugiri Mortuary Hospital for postmortem examination.