NEWS– It’s not all well for the family of a former Ugandan athlete Musa Kimuli following an accident that left him nursing severe head injuries in a US hospital following a fatal road accident in which a fellow Ugandan died on the spot.
Information obtained by this reporter has it that Elvis Kikuba 21, student at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at arrival at Miami Valley hospital, according to Ohio State Highway Springfield Post.
Kikuba’s death was at the scene of three crashes early Wednesday last week.
Kikuba driving a Ford Fusion, had stopped as emergency response was trying to help victims of two crashes that had happened at the same spot moments earlier, when a Volvo van hit the car they were travelling in with Kimuli pushing it between the guardrail and one of the vehicles in the earlier crash.
“The last thing I remember is that we stopped at an accident scene as police were trying to clear the place. The next thing I saw was I was lying in hospital,” Kimuli, 33, narrated on phone from his hospital bed.
“I think I only survived because I had not fastened my seat belt, but of course Allah is the most Merciful,” Kimuli, who appeared to have been devastated by the young man’s death, could be heard sobbing.
Kimuli has been in the habit of helping Ugandans, especially athletes, pursue education careers in the US, the latest being U20 national soccer team and SC Villa player Saddam Maseruka.