By Kampala Post Reporter
MBARARA. National Rally Champion Jas Mangat was on Sunday involved in a car accident that left one person dead and another hospitalized with serious injuries.
The duo was knocked by National Rally Champion, Jas Mangat in Rubindi town along Mbarara-Ibanda Road. Tumusiime died on the spot while Kabigumira was rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
Martin Opus, the Rwizi Region Traffic Officer blames the accident on negligence on the part of the boda-boda rider. Opus says Tumusiime ignored all the warnings put in place by police and organizers of the rally to use the road cautiously because of the competition, URN reports.
Hamidu Gombe, the Vice President Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda-FMU, says the death of the cyclist was unfortunate since they took all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of rally drivers and other road users.
Mangat emerged the winner of the Lato Milk Mbarara rally after clocking 1:10:12:5 followed by Arthur Blick Jr in the second position at 1:12:52:5. Hassan Alwi finished third at 1:13:57:4.