What was ordinarily a splendid spectacle of rally drivers manipulating car wheels on murram roads became an eye sore yesterday in Zirobwe, Luweero District as a rally driver lost control killing two children and living four others with severe injuries.
Mr Umar Daudi, a competitor in the fourth round of the Southern Motor Club National Rally Championship, an eye witnesses said lost control of his Mitsubish car, veered off the road, hitting a brick enclosure of a water tap, and rammed into the unsuspecting victims.
Mr Ssali Mugerwa, an eye witness told Daily Monitor: “The car lost control as he was trying to negotiate a corner. Actually the children were not part of the crowd watching the rally. They were only fetching water with an adult woman who was also badly injured.” The survivors were yesterday taken to Mulago for further attention. The Daily Monitor could not independently obtain the identity of the deceased nor their parents as eye witnesses gave varying names.
Mr Daudi, shocked and terrified, reportedly dashed out of the killer motorcar and picked one of the corpses while sobbing and pleading for forgiveness.
The matter was reported to Luweero police and the vehicle towed.
Mr Lameck Kizito, the central region police spokesman, told the Daily Monitor yesterday that he had not yet verified the information.
“I have been trying to get in touch with the officer in charge of the station and the regional traffic police commander but their phones are off. When I get them, I will inform you,” Mr Kizito told the Daily Monitor.