The Police at Kira Road are investigating a fatal accident that occurred earlier today at Kayunga Road Junction along Acacia Avenue.
The incident involved multiple vehicles and resulted in the loss of innocent lives.
“It is alleged that at approximately 01:26 hours, a black Mercedes-Benz with registration number UBL 189R, driven by Mr Kimera Faziru of Buwate, was travelling at high speed from the Acacia side,” said ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson.
He added: “Unfortunately, Mr Faziru lost control of the vehicle upon reaching the Kayunga junction.”
According to him, the vehicle collided with the road barriers, striking three street children who had sought shelter there.
The Mercedes-Benz then continued its trajectory and collided with a white Toyota Mark X, registration number UBF 788K, which was approaching from the Mulago side.
“Immediate action was taken in response to the incident.”
The injured victims were immediately rushed to Mulago Hospital, where, unfortunately, two of the pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.
Both vehicles involved in the accident have been impounded at Kira Road Police Station pending further inspection by the Inspectorate of Vehicles.
“Furthermore, all drivers involved in the accident were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment,” said Owoyesigyire.
He added: “We urge all road users to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits and traffic regulations. Safety on our roads is of paramount importance, and we must all play our part in ensuring a secure environment for everyone.”
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