Eight people sustain injuries in Kapoeta’s car accident
AUTHOR: CLEMENT OTTO | PUBLISHED: May 6, 2022
Toyota Landcruiser that overturned with mourners including two Mps while returning to Wau from Aweil after a funeral rite.
The department of traffic police in Kapoeta south county says at least eight passengers, including school children, have sustained injuries after a public car overturned on Thursday afternoon.
It says the incident happened on Wednesday along Kapoeta Narus highway at around 1 pm.
The Traffic Police crime officer says the commercial vehicle overturned near Napotpot and injured five schoolgirls and three others on board.
According to the officer, there were no casualties recorded during the incident. Oyoo John Felix is the traffic officer working at the crime department in Kapoeta South County.
He says three passengers, including the driver and his turn boy, were seriously injured, and the five girls had minor injuries.
’’the accidents happen on days 5-5 around 1; o’clock when the vehicle takes off from Kapoeta to Narus before reaching Narus. The car overturns in Napotpot. During the accidents, five victims sustained severe injuries and minor injuries. This is what has happened.’’
According to Mr. John, the vehicle involved in the accident was a Toyota probox that carried six passengers. The traffic officer warned the drivers to avoid over speeding on the highway and under the town jurisdiction.
He says the traffic law of South Sudan does not allow children under eighteen years of age to drive vehicles and motorbikes.
Meanwhile, the hospital director at Kapoeta civil hospital, John Isaac, confirms they received five patients with severe and minor injuries.
He says the patients are now stable and undergoing treatment at the general wards.
“We received about five of them sentient minor injuries, and the other two sentient more treats injure mainly to cut, cut wounds that were will be treat by the doctors the condition of the patients as I speak now are stables, they are undergoing treatment in the general wards.’’
Dr. Isaac says there is no severe condition that may need a referral because the cases are those that their health experts can manage.
Singaita FM spoke to one of the survivors, John Yalis, in the hospital. He narrates how the incident happened.
‘’We were going to Narus with five schoolgirls. When we reach near bono, something pushes our car into the bush, and the vehicle throws us all out. The car overturns without anyone inside. We men are the ones who got injured .am the turn boy and the driver.’’