Two street children were knocked dead during a 1 am accident today at the Acacia-Kayunga road junction in Kampala.
The incident, according to the deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, occurred at 1:26 am Friday when a speeding black Mercedes-Benz, registration number, UBL 189R being driven by Faziru Kimera lost control and hit the stationary road barriers.
“The vehicle collided with the road barriers, striking three street children who had sought shelter there. The Mercedes-Benz then continued its trajectory and collided with a white Toyota Mark X, registration number UBF 788K, which was approaching from [Acacia],” Owoyesigyire said.
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Owoyesigyire said the two street children were pronounced dead at Mulago hospital. Kimera and the yet-to-be-identified driver of the Mark X vehicle were also taken to hospital for treatment.
Police have also impounded the vehicles involved in the accident and they are currently being kept at Kira Road police station from where they will be inspected by the police’s inspectorate of vehicles.
Reckless driving, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions have often topped the list of road crash causes. The number of people dying on Ugandan roads every day increased last year from 10 to 12.