By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri district are investigating circumstances under which a motor accident claimed the life of a 24 year old man.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson identified the deceased as Ivan Byamukama, a resident of Ibumba cell, Rubanga parish in Buyanja Sub County, Rukungiri district.
Maate revealed that Byamukama met his death on Tuesday at about 3:24pm at Kiborogota village along Rukungiri-Ntungamo road.
He added that Byamukama died after motor vehicle reg. no. UAM 693C super custom driven by one Mwesigwa Rick 25, a resident of Kabere cell, Kishuro parish, Birere Sub County in Isingiro district passed over him.
The vehicle was from Ntungamo side heading towards Rukungiri while the unknown motor cyclist was from the opposite side and when he tried to cross from left to the right side of the road.
The passenger on the motorcycle, after seeing the approaching vehicle, jumped off the motorcycle, the vehicle passed over him and died on the way to Nyakibale hospital.
The driver, according to Maate, is in custody and the motor vehicle was impounded pending IOV inspection. Efforts are under way to arrest the motorcyclist.
The case of accident was registered at Rukungiri Central Police station under reference number TAR: 79/2022.
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