Speeding lorry falls into ditch in Bhatkal; no casualties

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Qazi | Published on 23rd August 2019, 11:25 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: A speeding lorry fell into a ditch here on Shirali NH-66 in the taluk, after the driver lost the control of the vehicle and went on colliding compound wall of a house and an electric pole, which as a result, the compound wall collapsed and the electric pole broke causing the electric cables to get disconnected. The incident happened on Friday afternoon.

However, there were no casualties, as driver and cleaner escaped with minor injuries. The front portion of the lorry was severely damaged.

It is reported that the lorry was heading towards Hubballi after unloading the goods at Mangaluru. 

The driver's cabin was damaged severely after the accident. Fortunately, after colliding with the electric pole the power supply got tripped, which could otherwise have given a major turn to the incident. 

The driver was identified as Imran Khan (38), a resident of Hubballi, who was taken to a nearby hospital for first aid.

Hundreds of locals rushed at the spot after the incident. There was no case registered in this regard. However, police personnel too had rushed to the spot.

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