Transformer falls on moving car, injures a female motorist

A female motorist has been rushed to Mulago Hospital in critical condition after an electricity transformer fell and landed on her vehicle as she drove along Dewinton Road in Kampala.

Rose Kayinga Kigozi, driving in a white Toyota Voxy registration number UAT 591S, had just dropped off her son, Richard Kigozi, at the nearby Toyota Garage when the incident happened.

Gilbert Aijuka, an employee of Multiplex Services, the managers of street parking in Kampala, witnessed the incident. “I heard the sound of the pole breaking; the white car was approaching, then in seconds, the transformer fell on the car and there were sparks.”

Aijuka says he quickly called the police when heard the woman in the car calling for help. A Uganda Radio Network reporter at the scene says both the police and Umeme rescue team arrived and helped the motorist.

A breakdown vehicle from Nissan Garage was brought in and it lifted the transformer as the rescue team pulled Kayinga out.