THREE PEOPLE PERISH IN ACCIDENT A LONG KAZO-IBANDA ROAD
BY ELLY KARENZI
Three people died on spot in a fatal accident when a vehicle in which they were travelling in over turned several times a long Kazo – Ibanda road on Thursday night.
The Ibanda District Police Commander, Denis Ochama confirmed that the accident happened on Thursday night at 12.15 am and identified the deceased as Robert Nuwampereza,Lecturer at Alliance Vocational School in Ibanda Municipality Council who hails from Kabila sub county in Mitooma district,Sozi Ssesanga, a driver working with Crane Bank, Ibanda branch and a resident of Kashaka village in Ibanda Municipality Council and Ms. Eddy Natukunda, a business woman operating a Boutique shop a long Jubillee Street in Ibanda town and she hails from Bushenyi district.
Mr. Arther Rwomushana, a teacher at Alliance Senior Secondary School Ibanda, the only survivor was rushed to Mayanja Memorial hospital in Mbarara while in critical condition as he sustained multiple injuries.
According to eye witnesses ,the three bodies and one person who was still breathing in great pain remained inside the private car reg. UAP 922 W near Rushango bridge and the milk vendors discovered them in the morning of Friday and raised alarm which attracted the neighebours and reported the matter at police.
Mr. Ochama contributed the cause of accident to over speeding and the driver failed to negotiate with a sharp corner at Rushango bridge and the car over turned several times before it fell into a ditch near the bridge.
Mr. Ochama cautioned drivers that they should not risk their lives by driving late at night especially when they are drunk.