Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto has been transferred to Kampala for further treatment following his involvement in a motor accident at Katugo, Nakasongola District on Friday morning.
The legislator was fetched by the parliament ambulance from Bishop Ceaser Asili Hospital in Luweero where he had been admitted prior.
Otto is reported to be complaining of pain in his chest and hip but he was talking while medics wheeled him into the waiting ambulance.
According to the Luwero District Traffic Officer, Willy Abaha, Otto who was driving his Land cruiser registration number UBA 832S rammed into a trailer registration number UAV 837 J/UAD991Q, which had overturned on the highway. Otto was heading to Kampala city from Gulu when he crashed.
“The trailer had just gotten into an accident, a single accident, so the honorable was from the other side and saw it at a short distance, ramming into it,” Abaha said.
However, according to Police Chief Political Commissar Mr Asan Kasingye, the legislator was not the one driving, but his driver was waved down by the police officers yards before the accident scene in vain.
“This was human error. The driver was flagged down by the Police. But, he drove on. They are out of danger. Let’s wish them quick recovery,” Kasingye said.