A fuel truck overturned along the northern by-pass around Namboole roundabout injuring the driver, the turn boy escaping with a few scratches.
The truck number KBF-812D was travelling from Kenya when the driver lost control along a turn.Revellers say he tried to negotiate a sharp turn which is normally hard for fuel trucks and loaded trucks in this area.
Police confirmed that the cause of the accident was over-speeding and only the driver was injured. ”He was clearly over-speeding,’’ said the traffic officer we found at the spot, “Thank to God he didn’t die, and he just got a minor injury on the back and has been rushed to Mulago Hospital.” the officer said.
Mr.Salim Malik the manager Nile Energies, a company to which this truck belong says the value of the loss is not yet known, “We cannot estimate the value of what we have lost now, all I can say is that the fuel and truck cost a fortune,” said Mr.Salim.
The police however was kept busy in trying to shield people from the car wreck in the bid to siphon the fuel.