Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire the proprietor of Nile High School in Mukono District has been confirmed dead following Masaka-Kampala road crash.
In the accident, a boda boda only identified as Samuel Lukyamuzi also dead on spot while three other travellers seriously injured.
Police said the Sunday morning accident occurred at Lweera when the driver of the vehicle, a Prado in which Mubangizi and three others were travelling, attempted to dodge the boda boda rider who was crossing from one side of the road to the other without indicating.
“The vehicle was moving from Masaka side heading to Kampala. The accident happened after a boda boda rider who was moving in front of the Prado turned from left to right without indicating. In the process, the Prado driver tried to dodge the rider and ended up losing control of the vehicle and knocked the boda boda rider, killing him on spot.
One Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire died moments after reaching Nkozi Hospital,” said ASP Faridah Nampiima, the traffic and road safety public relations officer.
The driver, William Tumusiime and two other occupants of the car, one Ephraim Kasagwa, 72, and Philemon Mugabi are currently admitted at Nkozi hospital where they are undergoing treatment after sustaining injuries.
According to ASP Nampiima, the cause of the accident has been attributed to the [42-year-old] boda boda rider who carelessly turned off from the road,” ASP Nampiima said.
Mr Mubangizi was returning from Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality where he as the chief guest presided over the installation of the Lions Club of Bushenyi leadership at a function held at Crane resort Hotel on Saturday evening.
It should be noted that Uganda has continued to register high rates of accidentsand the recent police crime report on traffic and road safety for 2021 shows that 3,757 people died in road accidents between January and December 2021, compared to 3,269 in 2020.
The same report shows that 9,070 people were critically injured in road accidents in 2021compared to 5803 in 2020. In 2021, 17,443 road accidents were recorded compared to 12,249 registered in 2020.