Driver arrested for knocking dead motorcyclist

The accident happened at Awindiri Trading Center in Arua City, along the Arua-Kampala Highway.

By Moses Alinda

Arua: Police in Arua City are holding the tata truck driver for knocking dead a motorcyclist in Arua City.

The accident involved a motor vehicle with registration number UBG 705H, a Tata truck white in color, and a motorcycle with registration number UFT 199T, a Bajaji boxer red in color.

Josephine Angucia, West Nile Regional Police Spokesperson, has identified the deceased as Feni Yovan, 26, a resident of Logiri sub-county Arua district, and the driver as Ssentongo Joseph, 37.

According to Angucia, the fatal accident occurred on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at around 12:00 noon at the Awindiri Trading Center in Arua City, along the Arua-Kampala Highway.

It’s alleged that the tata truck driver was moving from Kampala side to Arua town, and he decided to overtake another vehicle in front of him, where he lost control and knocked the rider dead who was coming from the opposite direction.

Angucia said that the scene was visited and documented, and both the vehicle and motorcycle were towed to the Arua Central Business Division station pending inspection by the inspector of motor vehicles.

She also disclosed that the lifeless body of Feni Yovan was conveyed to the Arua hospital mortuary for a post-mortem, and the driver was arrested and is currently detained for further investigation.

The regional police mouthpiece asserts that preliminary investigations indicate the cause of the accident to be reckless driving by the driver of the tata truck who knocked the rider of the motorcycle in his lane while trying to overtake another moving vehicle.

The police officer, however, says inquiries continue under Arua Central Business Division TAR 45/2024, and she urges motorists to always drive carefully on the road in order to avoid such accidents.

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