RUKUNGIRI :Fuso Truck driver detained for knocking person dead


NEWS-One person has died on spot two others have sustained injures in fatal accident in Rukungiri district .

The incident occurred yesterday Friday 22/09/2023 at about 18;30pm at Rushaya C+D village, Bwambara  Sub county Rukungiri district.

Elly Maate Kigezi region police spokesperson confirmed to journalists noting that the accident  Involved motor vehicle UAW 103W FUSO FIGHTER (White) driven by Gideon Rutatina  aged 50 yrs resident of Migina  in Kiruhura district and unknown motorcycle ridden by unknown cyclist.

Police has identified the (Deceased) as Niwahereza Alex male adult aged 18yrs student and resident of Kikarara Village Bwambara Subcounty Rukungiri district while the injured are the rider of yet  unidentified motor cycle and  Unidentified passenger on the motorcycle .

According to Maate It’s alleged that the said Motor vehicle while was coming from the direction of Rwenshama heading to Bwambara Trading Center and  the motorcycle rider was carrying two  passengers ( pillion ridding) coming opposite the direction of the Fuso Fighter before colliding head on at a curve.

One passenger died on spot while the two other victims (rider and one other passenger) were taken to yet Unknown facility for treatment.

The  motorcycle was also taken by the the crowd before police officers responded.

Scene was visited by PC Muhumuza and party,documented, deceased taken to Rwakabengo Health centre Mortuary accompanied by Police for postmortem and the driver of Fuso Fighter in detention while vehicle parked at Rukungiri Police Station pending IOV inspection.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the accident.