A fatal accident along Mbarara – Isingiro road claimed 8 lives and left at least one person injured.
The accident involving two vehicles, a passenger bus belonging to Global Coaches registration number UBG 812K and motor vehicle registration number UBL 945Y (Fuso Fighter), occurred on 08-09-2023 at 07:10 pm at Mile 17 along the Mbarara-Isingiro Road in Isingiro District.
It is alleged that the Fuso Lorry which was carrying scrap and people, lost control while speeding on a slope at Mile 17 traveling from Isingiro to Mbarara, lost control and failed to break, crossing into the opposite lane and colliding with the bus.
According to SP Michael Kananura the Traffic spokesperson for Western Region, this collision resulted in the immediate death of 8 individuals traveling on the Fuso Fighter, while one person on the bus sustained minor injuries.
Police says the primary cause of this accident has been identified as reckless driving by the driver of motor vehicle UBL 945Y (Fuso Fighter).
The victim has been taken to a nearby clinic in Isingiro for first aid while the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Mbarara Referral Hospital for postmortem -according to Kananura.
Both vehicles involved in the accident are currently being towed to Isingiro Police Station for inspection.