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Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Northeast Today

Overspeeding truck rams into an auto rickshaw, kills school teacher in Mangaluru

Overspeeding truck rams into an auto rickshaw, kills school teacher in Mangaluru
December 02
12:21 2019

NET Bureau

A passerby was killed and one other was injured after a truck rammed into an auto-rickshaw in Mangaluru. The horrific visuals were caught on a CCTV camera. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old school teacher Shailaja. The footage of the video, accessed by Times Now, shows a truck ramming into an auto-rickshaw and dragging it along. While the driver of the auto-rickshaw is seen falling off the vehicle, the woman lost her life in the accident.

The auto-rickshaw driver has sustained injuries and is being treated at a local hospital, local police officials told Times Now. According to the doctors treating the auto driver, he is out of danger. The police have taken the truck driver into custody and are questioning him further. Prima facie, the truck driver lost his control and hit the auto-rickshaw on the road. The police are investigating the matter and further details such as whether the incident is a case of brake failure or drunken driving will be revealed after investigation.

In June, a similar shocking incident was caught on camera, when a speeding truck lost its balance and killed a 68-year-old man in Erode in Tamil Nadu. The man was about to start his two-wheeler after visiting a grocery store. A truck, overloaded with empty carton boxes lost control over a sharp turn near Punjai Puliyampatty and fell on the man, identified as one K Palanisamy. He died on the spot.

As reported earlier, overspeeding is one of the major causes of fatal accidents in India. According to the latest report by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, titled ‘Road Accidents in India 2018-19′, the number of road accidents in India has increased 0.46 per cent in 2018 against the previous year.

Source: Times Now News

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