Police officer injured in Kanungu patrol car accident



A police officer attached to Kanungu police station in Kanungu district has been seriously injured after a mobile car he was travelling in overturned.

The incident occurred on Monday evening at around 07:00pm at Kinyanshohera, along kihiihi-Kanungu road when a police patrol car registration number, UP 5553 overturned. Police Constable Francis Bazirake who was sitting behind, was seriously injured.

The patrol car was heading to Kanungu from Kihihi.  Julius Tugumenawe,the Kanungu District Police Commander says that the victim was in the night rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.

He declined to reveal more about the incident claiming that it will jeopardize with investigations.

However, eye witnesses say that the vehicle had started patrolling from Kanungu town to Kihiihi at around 05:00pm. They also say that by the time the incident occurred, the driver was over speeding.


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