Crime

HIT AND RUN VEHICLE KNOCKS ONE DEAD, TWO HOSPITALIZED

By Our Reporter

RUKUNGIRI: The police in Rukungiri district have initiated investigations to ascertain the cause of the hit and run accident that left one person dead and two hospitalized in critical conditions.

SP Musa Tibakirana, the Rukungiri District Police Commander has identified the deceased as Ian Gumoshabe 20 years, a student of Kagunga Seed Secondary School and a resident of Rwakabengo A, Rwakabengo parish, Southern division in Rukungiri Municipality.

SP Tibakirana revealed that the hit and run fatal road accident involved a motorvehicle registration number UAA 920Y Toyota land cruiser yellow in colour and motorcycle registration number UFL 071 Y Bajaj boxer.

The accident occured on Easter Sunday at about 6:50pm at Kihunga Nyamayenje village along Rukungiri-Ntungamo road.

The police officer stressed that the driver of the land cruiser knocked the motorcyclist from behind and injured the two passengers and the rider.

He further noted that one passenger (now the deceased) died after a short admission at Nyakibale hospital, the rider and another passenger are still admitted at the same medical facility in a serious condition.

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SP Musa Tibakirana narrates that the front number plate of the vehicle which caused the accident dropped down and the driver did not stop.

The deceased’s body was taken to Rwakabengo health centre III morturty pending postmortem examination.

Tibakirana said that the motorcycle involved is now parked at Rukungiri police yard pending iov inspection.

The case has since been recorded at Rukungiri CPS on file number TAR 40/2021 and inquiries are at hand.

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