Two men riding on a boda boda are hit by a driver in Kamwokya. Other motocyclists who are nearby pursue the said vehicle and manage to record the registration number.
KAMPALA - Kira Road Police have launched investigations into a case of hit-and-run accident that happened mid-this week in Kamwokya in Kampala's central division.
The crash occured at around 11pm local time Wednesday, Police say.
Two men, riding on a motorcycle, were involved in the late-night accident. One of them, identified as Abubaker Mugisha alias Babuman/First Suspect, was seriously hurt.
The rider was named as Emmanuel Tumwesigye, 35, was "not badly injured", according to a Friday statement by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango.
Mugisha, a member of Kamwokya-based Fire Base Crew and a resident of Komamboga in Kawempe, was rushed to Mulago Hospital for medical attention.
Tumwesigye is a resident of Mpererwe, Nalongo zone and a boda boda rider at Kalamu stage near Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kira Road.
Details of the Wednesday night episode captured in the Police statement were based on eyewitness accounts.
Apparently, as Tumwesigye and Mugisha rode on a motorcycle, a double cabin vehicle hit them from behind and sped off without stopping "to check on the victims".
Tumwesigye, who was riding, was not badly injured.
"Boda boda cyclists who were nearby followed the said vehicle and managed to get the registration number as UBF 846C. A Good Samaritan, Derrick Nyeko, offered his car (UAQ 900G) to take Mugisha to Mulago Hospital for treatment," reads the statement.
"In the mean time, Kira Road Police Traffic department has opened a case file of serious hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle (UEJ 213N) and motor vehicle (UBF 846C). They have already recorded statements from eye witnesses and visited the scene of the accident.
"They have already filled Police Form 28 to be submitted to Uganda Revenue Authority to have the details and particulars of ther owners of the said motor vehicle availed to them."
Police say that as investigations continue, the owner of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run can go to Kira Road Police Station and report to the officer-in-charge of Traffic Kira Road.
To the public: "If you have any information in regard to that vehicle, call telephone number 0714667788."
"We want to thank members of the public who managed to follow the vehicle and taking note of its registration number. We encourage the public to always take note of the number plate(s) of vehicle(s) that knock their victms and don't stop," Police adds.