Accident Along Masaka – Mbarara Road Claims 14 People
An accident along Mbarara- Masaka highway is believed to have claimed 14 people when a speeding commuter taxi got an accident involving a fuso lorry and Global bus coach. 11 people died on the spot after Global Coach bus ramed into the taxi in which they were traveling in.
The accident that occurred at Kyabagonya Village about 7 kilometers from Kyanzanga Trading center in Lwengo district is believed to have been caused by a cow that was crossing the road.
According to the passengers, and Eye witnesses at the scene, say the a commuter taxi registration number UAU 710U driver was struggling to avoid knocking a cow that was crossing the road leading to head on collusion with the Fuso lorry
The commuter taxi was traveling from Lyatonde to Kampala and among those who died were two pedestrians.
Scovia Birungi, the Masaka Region Traffic Police commander has confirmed the accident saying that at least 12 people that were traveling in the taxi died on the spot.
She says that they have fears that the number is likely to increase since those that were rushed to hospital are said to be in critical condition.
She has blamed the accident on speeding and reckless driving by the commuter taxi driver saying that he could have saved the passengers if he was not speeding.
The injured people have been taken to Masaka region referral hospital and the bodies of the deceased have been taken to the hospital mortuary.