Last Updated on: 29th August 2023, 09:27 am
Lira | The Traffic and Road Safety Department of Pabbo Police Station in Amuru District on Monday, August 28, registered a fatal road crash.
The crash, recorded vide TAR: 30/2023, happened at Odongdack village along the Gulu-Nimule highway in Amuru district.
The latest report from Police indicates that the crash involved a motor vehicle UAP 290Z Fuso fighter white in colour and another motor vehicle UBJ 434M, Toyota Wish, silver grey.
ASP David Ongom Mudong, Police Spokesperson of East and West Aswa Police Region in an exclusive interview with TND News Nancy Atim confirmed the road crash.
ASP Mudong identified the deceased who died on the spot as Michael Elyau, 40, the driver of motor vehicle UAP 290Z, Patrick Onencan, 30, a driver of motor vehicle UBJ 434M, resident of Bibia in Amuru district and unidentified male juvenile approximately 13-years-old, a South Sudanese national.
Meanwhile, those who survived are Sandra Alwedo, 20, Molly Acio, 45, Mariam Akello, 30, and Fiona Atimango, 25, all residents of Lira City.
Others are a female unidentified adult and South Sudanese national and Ben Eranya, a resident of Bibia in Amuru district.
“Brief facts indicate that on 28/08/2023 at about 0005hrs, the Motor Vehicle Reg. No. UBJ 434M Toyota Wish coming from Elegu side knocked a cow at Odongdack village, lost control and collided with Motor Vehicle Reg. No. UAP 290Z Fuso fighter white in colour which was coming from Gulu side leaving two occupants of the Toyota Wish dead,” ASP Mudong added.
Upon receiving information about the incident, Mudong says an ambulance team, Police Fire and Rescue team was sent to rescue the situation.
Later, Police rushed the victims to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor for treatment while the dead persons were taken to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
“The scene of the crime has been cleared while motor vehicle Reg No. UBJ 434M was lifted and parked at Pabbo Police Station and motor vehicle Reg No. UAP 290Z still at the scene but off the road pending towing to Pabbo Police Station as more inquiries continue” said Mudong.
The Police have attributed the fatal road crash to reckless driving by the driver of motor vehicle Reg. No. UBJ 434M Toyota wish.
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