Monday, 15 April 2013

Uganda: Amama Mbabazi survives accident in Entebbe

The police vehicle that was damaged
The police vehicle that was damaged in the accident. Photo by Martin Ssebuyira 
By  Martin Ssebuyira

Posted  Monday, April 15  2013 at  15:38
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi Monday survived a car accident after his convoy lead car was knocked by a Isuzu truck at Abayita Ababiri, near Entebbe town.
Mr Mbabazi was reportedly travelling to Entebbe to attend a meeting at State House.
Entebbe Police Traffic boss, Mr Jackson Muwanika said the accident was caused by the truck driver who failed to give way to Mr Mbabazi’s convoy.
 “The Police vehicle was sounding sirens and any professional driver would have provided way as stipulated in the Road and Safety Act. That the driver failed to do so,” Mr Muwanika said.
The unidentified truck driver is on the run.
All occupants of the lead vehicle escaped unhurt. Mr Mbabazi, who was not hurt briefly stopped at the scene before proceeding to State House.
Mr Patrick Makanga, an eyewitness said Very Important People’s lead cars drive carelessly, making them prone to accidents.
“Unfortunately, the police always prosecute the weaker side because majority of the people don’t know the law,” Mr Makanga said.
The Constitution provides the right of way for an Ambulance and Fire Bridge, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief justice and the Speaker of  Parliament and their deputies but many Ugandans move with lead cars wanting right of way.

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