A road crash along Mbale-Tirinyi highway in Doko village, Mbale City in eastern Uganda has left five police officers attached to Budaka Central Police Station hospitalised.
The incident occurred on Monday morning when a speeding pick-up truck they were traveling in overturned, leading to serious injuries.
The affected officers, identified as Cpl Victor Bigambo, PC Jona Mujuni, PC Frank Ampire, PC Kenneth Tumwesigye and PC Robert Wabutambi, are currently receiving treatment at Mbale regional referral hospital.
According to police reports, the Isuzu D-max pick-up truck, registration number UP 7704 and blue in color, was coming from Budaka District and heading to Mbale City when it lost control and overturned, injuring the occupants.
Elgon regional police spokesperson, Mr Rogers Taitika, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday afternoon, saying, \”It\’s alleged that the motor vehicle lost control and went off road, and overturned injuring the occupants.\”
The wreckage of the truck was towed to Mbale police barracks pending inspection after detectives led by SP Denis Pahani, the Divisional Police Commander of Mbale Industrial Division, visited the scene.
According to Police, the cause of the crash is still unknown, and investigations are ongoing.