By Our Reporter
Masindi High Court Judge Paul Gadenya was on Monday morning rushed to hospital following a car crash along Kampala – Masindi road.
He was reportedly travelling to Masindi High Court when his car collided with another at Bigando, Masindi.
“A judge travelling to Masindi high court has been involved in an accident around Bigando-Masindi. We have dispatched ambulance to support the referral,” Uganda Red Cross tweeted on Monday morning.
“UPDF Air Force has dispatched a Helicopter to evacuate the resident district Judge justice paul Gadenya who has gotten accident this morning on his way to masindi. UPDF family wishes Justice Paul Gadenya quick recovery,” Tweeted UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso.
The accident happened less than 10 kilometers to Masindi town.
The Albertine Regional Police spokesperson, Mr Julius Hakiza said they are still investigating the cause of the accident but the judge and other victims who are yet to be identified were evacuated to Masindi-Kitara Medical Centre in Masindi town.
The wreckage of the cars has also been towed to Masindi Police station, according to Mr Hakiza.
“The cause of the accident is not yet clear but investigations are ongoing. A team of traffic officials is currently at the scene,” he said.
Mr Patrick Byamukama, the administrator at Masindi- Kitara Medical Centre said at the time the judge was admitted to the facility, he was in a life threatening condition.
“We gave him emergency care and we managed to stablise him. We have referred him to Nakasero hospital in Kampala where he will receive specialized treatment. He is currently in a stable condition,” Byamukama said.
He said the judge’s body guard and driver who also sustained injuries have received treatment and they have been also referred to Kampala for further medical management.
Byamukama said UPDF has contacted the medical Centre indicating that they intend to airlift the victims to Kampala.
Justice Gadenya reported at Masindi High Court where he was appointed resident judge in January this year.