December 6, 2021

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1 dead, 11 hurt in California bus accident

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One person is confirmed dead and eleven injured in an accident that happened at Kakinzi after Luwero Town along Kampala-Gulu Highway.

The Monday night accident involved a Motor Vehicle UAP 161F Scania Bus of California Bus Company driven by Lukyolo Abdallah.

Police identified the deceased as Asiku Talsi, the conductor California bus.

The injured victims include: Ajidribo Albert 23 yrs old of Arua- critical condition, Abba Chris 40 yrs of Arua- critical condition, Charlotte Niwamanya 19 yrs – critical, Amito Evra daughter of Niwamanya Charlotte 1yr 4 months, Jjima Cyrus 61 yrs old of Nakawa, Waliya Severino 30 yrs of Masindi, John Bwambale 44 yrs Catholic Priest in Gulu, Rhona Nampiima 40 yrs old of Nabweru, Otim Christopher 27 yrs old of Pakwach, Cheka Rapha f/a 27 yrs old of Arua and Abdallah Lukyolo driver of California bus.

The scene was visited by ASP Asingwire Mable RTO Savannah and Team of Traffic officers from Luwero, sketch map drawn, victims evacuated to Luwero Hospital, Lacor Hospital ( Luwero) and Mulago Hospital.

One Bus ( Nile Star) driven to Luwero Police Station yard and California Bus still pending services of heavy breakdown.

The motor vehicle reg UAP 161F Scania was moving from kla to Arua and met with the motor vehicle Reg Number UBF 619T Isuzu of Nilestar moving from Adjumani to Kampala.

The m/v UBF 619T was carelessly overtaking in a corner and met with the m/v UAP 161F Scania almost causing a head on collison and the driver of UAP 161F Scania in an attempt to avoid a head on collison swerve off road to the left, lost control and fell on the passenger side.

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