Updf is expected to dispatch its chopper to Masindi district to help in airlifting of injured High court judge Paul Gadenya after he got involved in a car crash along the Kampala – Masindi road.
Patrick Byamukama, the administrator at Kitara-Masindi medical centre where the judge and other occupants of his car are currently being admitted told reports that the force contacted the hospital on the decision to airlift the judge to Kampala.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesman confirmed the news of the acccident involving Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, his driver and body guard which occurred earlier today Monday October 5, at Badingo Masindi district. Gadenya was reportedly travelling to Masindi High court.
Hakiza added that the casualties including other yet to identify persons sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Kitara-Masindi medical centre for first aid whereas the crashed car was towed to Masinde police station.
He said traffic police visited the scene of the accident and has already commenced on investigations into the cause of the accident.
“The cause of the accident is not yet clear but investigations are ongoing.” Hakiza said.
Gadenya was involved in an accident when the car he was travelling in crashed with another car causing serious damages.
The Uganda Red cross immediately responded by dispatching its ambulance to help in transporting the casualties to the hospital.
When asked about the state of the judge, Patrick Byamukama, the director Kitara-Masindi Medical centre stressed that justice Gadenya was gaining conscious and the hospital has referred him to Nakaseero hospital for specialized treatment.
He added that his driver and body guard were also advised to get further treatments in Kampala.