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Let there be justice in accidents!

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd March 2002 03:00 AM

SIR— The traffic holocaust at Matugga on March 2 should be analysed accurately so that blame for the accident is correctly apportioned and accurate compensation for the victims compiled.

SIR— The traffic holocaust at Matugga on March 2 should be analysed accurately so that blame for the accident is correctly apportioned and accurate compensation for the victims compiled.

SIR— The traffic holocaust at Matugga on March 2 should be analysed accurately so that blame for the accident is correctly apportioned and accurate compensation for the victims compiled. First, reports indicate that the two vehicles were speeding and did not slow down to 50kphwhile going through a busy trading centre and a crossing point for school children. Ordinarily police may not detail the intricacies of the accident scene like the friction factor on the road surface, braking distances, sight distances and vehicle condition before accident etc. that help us to analyse the circumstances surrounding mishaps and the percentage of blame on each driver/vehicle and any other road users etc. The high loss of life involved requires senior trained traffic police officers or traffic experts immediately on the scene of the carnage before vital evidence fades away. As usual, the owners of the vehicles may embark on distorting the facts of the accident to hoodwink prosecution and escape the payment of compensations. The state has a prime responsibility of ensuring the ethical handling of the tragedy as quickly as possible. M.K. Tibabiganya Kampala

Let there be justice in accidents!

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