Over 70 killed in road accidents in the first week of 2023
By: Melanie Aanyu
A report by the traffic police has revealed that on the first seven days of the new year 2023, a total of 340 accidents have happened on Ugandan roads.
ASP Faridah Nampiima today (Monday) explained that of the 340 accidents, 59 of these were fatal and 106 minor with a total of 324 were victims of the accidents.
According to traffic police, the accidents were mostly caused by careless driving including drivers who drift from one lane to the other, driving while speaking on mobile phones and overtaking in dangerous spots.
The statistics show that the accidents are only a reminiscent of happenings during the festive season last year.
For example, at least 55 people died in road crashes in four days in 206 crashes between December, 23 and 26.
Last week, a fatal accident saw 19 people killed and over 20 injured after a bus rammed into a stationary trailer near Corner Kamdini along the Kampala-Gulu highway.