Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DRD)
Mangaluru, Jan 29: In a horrific car accident that occured in NH 66 in Kolya on Sunday, January 29, a man was killed, another seriously injured while two young women escaped with minor injuries. The accident occured near Kolya-Adka.
It is said that the car rammed into a road divider on the national highway.
The deceased is identified as Abdul Rifai (24), son of Sayyed K Abdul, a resident of Kunjathur, Udyavar. Bashara Ahmed (22), a resident of Kasargod Uppala's Hidayat Nagar, was seriously injured. Fatima and Revathi, both residents of Kannur, Kerala, are the ones who escaped with minor injuries. The car carrying four friends reportedly lost control, climbed the road divider near Kolya-Adka, hit an electric pole and was completely crushed. Driver Abdul Rifai was stuck inside the mangled, sustained severe injuries on his body including his head and died on the spot.
The other three were pulled out from the car by the locals after several minutes of efforts. One of the injured young women was taken to AJ Hospital by a good Samaritan Prashant Gatti in a car while the other one was transported in a TT to the same hospital. The seriously injured person has been admitted in the intensive care unit of K S Hegde Hospital in Derlakatte.
One of the injured girls is a medical student at Fatima Private Medical College.
Locals stage protest
Alleging that the traffic and Ullal police arrived late at the scene of the accident, the public took them to task. They vehemently opposed the police for not installing barricades on the spot despite a demand for the same since a long time.
The Mangaluru South Trafiic Police have registered a case.