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Five Police officers injured in Road Crash

Man Jose Kayima

At least five police officers attached to Budaka Central Police Station have been hospitalised after they were seriously injured in a road crash along Mbale-Tirinyi highway in Doko village, Mbale City in eastern Uganda.

The injured officers are identified as Cpl Victor Bigambo, PC Jona MUjuni, PC Frank Ampire, PC Kenneth Tumwesigye and PC Robert Wabutambi.

They are currently undergoing treatment at Mbale regional referral hospital after a speeding pick-up truck they were traveling in overturned on Monday morning, according to police.

“Its alleged that [police] motor vehicle registration number UP 7704 Isuzu D-max pick-up blue in colour was coming from Budaka District heading to Mbale City lost control and went off road and overturned injuring the occupants,” the Elgon regional police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika said as quoted by Daily Monitor.

The wreckage of the truck is currently at Mbale police barracks pending inspection after detectives led by SP Denis Pahani, the Divisional Police Commander of Mbale Industrial Division visited the scene.

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