the driver was rescued alive!
A woman identified as Rose Kayinga Kigozi was this morning rescued from an accident wreck after a transformer crashed on top of her moving car. According to Richard Kigozi, the lady is a teacher at Kabojja International School.
The incident happened at around 10am this morning along Dewinton road near former Shimoni Primary school in Kampala. She was rescued and rushed to Mulago national referral hospital with serious injuries including a broken arm and ribs.
If she survives, Kigozi will thank her creator because the unfortunate accident was surrounded by a string of lucky events including a power disconnection that came moments earlier by Umeme Ltd. The dramatic rescue also included a passing private crane lifter vehicle which found her trapped under the weight of the transformer.
According to eye witnesses, Kigozi who was driving a Toyota Noah Registration Number UAT 591S, was alone in the vehicle after she had dropped her son to a nearby washing bay.
The driver of the crane lifter vehicle identified only as Abdu of Ndeeba narrated thus: “I arrived at the scene shortly after the incident and realized that the woman was still alive. I was told by people around that there was no live current and I decided to lift the poles so that she could be rescued,” Abdu narrates.
Rose Kayinga, who is said to be a resident of Luteete along Gayaza road was rushed to Mulago in critical condition. Residents blamed Umeme for keeping rotten poles which ended up causing the accident.
Umeme has since the incident released a statement on twitter, which has attracted criticism from sections of the public. As indicated in the screen shot photo below, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo expressed anger at Umeme’s failure to take responsibility for the incident.