Eight injured as taxi overturns at Jinja

Eight injured as taxi overturns at Jinja road roundabout

Eight people were injured and rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital after the taxi they were travelling in hit a trailer and overturned at the Airtel roundabout along Jinja Road yesterday.

Eye witnesses blamed the driver of the taxi registration number UAW 680Y for the accident.

The officer manning traffic at the scene, AIP Fred Makosia also attributed the cause of the accident to the recklessness of the taxi driver.

He said they were still getting details of the victims as investigations into the accident continue.

The lorry driver is also being held at Wampewo Avenue police post where he’s expected to record a statement.

This is the second accident to happen at the same spot in just two days. On Friday, the driver of a Spacio heading out of town also lost control and crashed into same pavement.