Traffic Officer Knocked Dead By Police Van

A police vehicle has crashed Sergeant Judith Adongo, the Nakasongola district Traffic Police Officer to death and injured Corporal Patrick Omach critically along the Kampala-Gulu Highway.

The incident occurred this morning at a police roadblock near Katuugo trading center.

Edward Kyaligonza, the Nakasongola District Police Commander says that Adongo and Omach were seated on police motorcycles when Solomon Nkojo, the driver of the police van number UP1217 lost control and knocked them.

Nkojo was traveling from Kabalye Police training school in Masindi to Kampala.

Kyaligonza says Adongo died on spot whereas Omach sustained severe injuries on the head, legs and other body parts. He says Omach was rushed to St. Francisca Health Center before he was transferred to Mulago national Referral hospital for treatment.

Kyaligonza says the two motor bikes registration number UP 2090 and UP 2119, which the accident victims were seated on were also crashed badly.

He suspects that Nkojo dozed off and lost control of the vehicle. Nkojo has since been arrested and is currently being held at Katuugo police post waiting to be transferred to Luweero Central Police station.

Four crime preventers who were traveling aboard the police van, escaped unhurt. By the time of filing this story, Musa Nabende, the Savannah Regional Police Commander had rushed to the accident scene and ordered the transfer of Adongo’s body to Nakasongola Military Hospital for postmortem.

Police was also in the process of removing the wreckage of the motorcycles and the police van. Sergeant Judith Adongo was transferred from Kampala Central Police station to Nakasongola district, a month ago.

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in accidents along the Kampala-Gulu highway. The recent accident claimed the lives of eight people and injured 20 others critically after a Gaaga and KK buses collided at Sasira village.

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