Risky roadside trees to be chopped

GASABO - Following the Thursday evening fatal accident caused by a huge eucalyptus tree falling on a commuter minibus at Gishushu, Kimihurura , the Traffic Police has recommended that all hazardous trees on the roadside be cut down in order to prevent similar accidents in the future.
The tree that fell on a passenger van, instantly killed three people.  (Photo: T. Kisambira)
The tree that fell on a passenger van, instantly killed three people. (Photo: T. Kisambira)

GASABO - Following the Thursday evening fatal accident caused by a huge eucalyptus tree falling on a commuter minibus at Gishushu, Kimihurura , the Traffic Police has recommended that all hazardous trees on the roadside be cut down in order to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Speaking to The New Times yesterday, the head of Traffic Police, C/Supt. Vincent Sano, said there are other huge trees by the roads that may cause similar accidents.

“The cause of that last accident was the tree that fell on a passenger minibus as a result of windy rain fall; this sends a signal that other old trees on the roadside may cause similar accidents,” Sano said during an interview.

“We intend to share this concern with the relevant institutions”.

He urged the public to be vigilant for anything that may cause accidents, noting that there are three causes of accidents; the environment, irresponsible drivers and poor mechanical condition of vehicles.

The eucalyptus tree that crashed the omnibus near the Parliamentary buildings is one of the many lined up along city roads.

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