Driver Killed on the Spot, Bajaj Rider Injured in Rukungiri Accident

RUKUNGIRI – A tragic incident unfolded at Ribumba village, Bugangari sub-county, located in Rukungiri District, resulting in the loss of one life. The accident involved two vehicles, namely a white Fuso Fighter truck with motor vehicle registration number UBH 107L, and a red Bajaj Boxer motorbike with registration number UDZ 407A.

The unfortunate victim of the accident has been identified as Musa Mulindwa, a 50-year-old driver of the white Fuso Fighter truck (registration number UBH 107L). Musa Mulindwa was a Muganda resident hailing from Lukenke village, Nyendo, in Masaka District.

Elly Maate, the spokesperson for the Kigezi region police, provided details about the incident. He stated that the accident occurred on a Monday morning when Musa Mulindwa lost control of the Fuso Fighter truck while traveling along the Rukungiri-Kanungu road. Tragically, he collided with a road obstacle, which led to his immediate demise. The impact was so severe that the Fuso Fighter truck overturned, causing fatal injuries to the driver.

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In addition to the loss of life, another individual identified as Richard Ndyomugyenyi, the rider of the red Bajaj Boxer motorbike (registration number UDZ 407A), sustained injuries. Richard Ndyomugyenyi is a local businessman residing in Ribumba village, Bugangari sub-county, Rukungiri.

Elly Maate went on to explain that Corporal Oketayot Micheal and his team visited the scene of the accident. They subsequently transported the deceased’s body to the Rwakabengo Health Centre mortuary for postmortem examination.

The cargo being carried by the Fuso Fighter truck was handed over to its owner, Mr. Alex Habasa, a 43-year-old resident of Bikurungu, Bugangari sub-county, Rukungiri District. Both vehicles involved in the accident were placed in the custody of the police yard, pending an inspection by the Inspector of Vehicles (IOV).

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Elly Maate attributed the cause of the accident to excessive speeding, emphasizing the importance of adhering to speed limits for the safety of all road users.

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