A 17-year-old bodaboda cyclist was on Friday knocked dead along the Kisiizi – Nyarushanje road in Nyarushanje sub county, Rukungiri District
Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman identifies the deceased as Mukasa Benjamin from Kantokoli village, in Nyamweru Sub County in Rubanda District.
It’s reported that the deceased was riding his motorcycle registration number UEK 002B when he collided head on with a Scania trailer registration number UBF 401B belonging to Balya Stint Hardware from Mbarara which was carrying hardware.
Maate says that immediately after the accident, the Trailer driver whose identity was not immediately known fled the scene of accident where he abandoned the truck.
The wrecked motorcycle was recovered and is parked at Kisizi Lower Police Station while the Trailer was taken to Rukungiri Central Police Station where it’s also parked.
Maate blamed the accident on reckless driving and also wondered if the deceased teenager had a driving license or was a learner.