At least one person has been killed after a police officer drove into bystanders at Atico junction near Kaneshie.

The police man who was driving a Toyota Vitz taxi, is said to have been pursuing an errant trotro driver when he tripped over a mound and veered onto the pavement, ramming into the people.

Eyewitnesses told JoyNews that the body of one of the victims, identified only as Abena, was completely crushed.

They revealed that about two pedestrians who were around when the incident occurred also sustained various degrees of injury.

However, some eyewitnesses criticised the police officer for using an unofficial vehicle to conduct such an operation.

Police officer drives into bystanders killing one at Atico junction

According to one interviewee, “you can’t use a commercial vehicle on a top speed to do this. If it were a patrol car, I am sure the trotro driver would have stopped. But you sit in a taxi and drive at such a speed, that is unfortunate.”

Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) at Odorkor, ASP Kingsley Kanda said investigation has commenced on the incident.

Police officer drives into bystanders killing one at Atico junction

Although he refused to reveal the suspect, ASP Kanda confirmed that the suspect is indeed a police officer.



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