By Mildred Nambi
A speeding Uganda Police patrol truck attached to Kasensero police station knocked a pedestrian dead today.
The deceased was been identified as Sunday Lusiba a resident of Miti Ebiri village, Kasasa Sub county in Rakai district.
The accident occurred at Miti Ebiri village, along Kyotera Mutukula road.
A speeding Police pickup truck registration number UP 2626 carrying a suspect from Kasensero Landing site to Kyotera police station knocked Lusiba who was crossing a road to a nearby shop.
Stella Babisusa, Rakai District Traffic Police Commander blamed the accident on reckless driving and speeding by the truck driver.
She says that five police officers who were on the pickup were also injured though she could not give their names or the extent of their injuries.
Babisusa however, declined to give the details of the truck driver only saying that he is recording a statement.
She said that police has towed the vehicle that caused the accident to Kyotera police station as investigations into the cause of the accident goes on.
The deceased’s body has been taken to Kalisizo hospital mortuary.