A female driver whose Harrier brand car caused an accident along Kiira Road on Saturday morning is being subjected to a test over suspicion she was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police spokesperson ACP Charles Ssebambulide told ChimpReports that Elizabeth Nansubuga could have “miscalculated” her moves as she tried to cross the Kiira junction.
“That lady miscalculated when lights were about to change. She wanted to cross the stop line before the red lights. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it,” said Ssebamubulide.
Traffic rules demand that a driver approaching a yellow traffic light must stop at the stop line, or before entering the intersection if the driver cannot stop safely at the stop line.
Ssebamubulide further revealed that, “by the time she stepped on her brakes after seeing the red lights; it was too late.”
In trying to avoid knocking other cars on the road, Nansubuga’s Harrier swerved off the road, knocking a motorcyclist who was carrying a passenger – injuring both.
“The victims were rushed to hospital with some injuries,” said Ssebambulidde.
Nansubuga, who was dressed in a mini dress, looked haggard and sleepy, according to officials who spoke to ChimpReports.
“She was arrested and taken to Kiira Road Police stations to answer charges of reckless driving.
Road accidents are usually on the rise in December as Kampala dwellers are usually in a celebratory mood.
Police say more traffic cops have been deployed across the country to address the road carnage.