Injured member of parliament for Youth in northern Uganda has been airlifted to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) for further treatment.
Oscar Omony and his wife Denise Atimango were airlifted from the military airbase in Gulu yesterday at around 5:22p.m. The couple who had earlier sought treatment at Gulu Independent Hospital, sustained fractured legs following a nasty afternoon motor accident at Palenga bridge in Palenga town council in Omoro district along the Gulu-Kampala highway.
At the time of the transfer, Omony was wearing a cervical collar but medics said he was out of danger. Omony said he had serious pains in the neck and chest. They were traveling from Gulu to Kampala in a Mitsubishi car registration number UAW 260Q at the time of the accident.
It is alleged that they were involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle registration number UAR 436Y belonging to Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra). Maj. Gen Charles Otema Awany, Omony's father declined to speak to press from the military airbase where members of his family and relatives had gathered.
Christopher Okot, Omony's driver remains hospitalized in Gulu Independent Hospital. He could not be transferred by plane due to over bleeding after he sustained multiple fracture to his legs. A maid identified only as Joyce aged 17 was also injured during the accident while three-month old Esther Litesi, Omony's daughter escaped unhurt.
Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South member of parliament told the press that Omony had a head-on collision with a double cabin pickup belonging to Unra which had veered off towards the legislator's side. The pickup vehicle was traveling to Moyo district via Gulu with five people on board.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Police spokesperson for Aswa River Region identified the occupants of the pick up as Godfrey Ojok, Denis Jagenda, Silver Osimai, Patrick Omara and John Rogers Matovu. They are receiving treatment in St. Mary's Hospital Lacor and their conditions remain unclear.
Last week Charles Angiro Gutumoi, the Erute North MP was injured at Karuma township while traveling to Kampala in his official motorcar. About two weeks ago 23 people lost their lives in a Gaagaa bus accident in Kiryandongo.