One dead, another injured in Qualis Van – lorry collision at Maravanthe

11:28 AM, Saturday, December 14th, 2013
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Gangolli: On Thursday night (Dec.12) at Maravanthe where the national highway passes through Trasi to Sirur and the Arabian sea and Seetha river are on hither size of the NH 66, a Qualis van driven by a Priest, Uday Kumar, with his friend Dr. Krishna Kumar seated by side dashed face to face with a goods lorry coming in speed from the opposite side and the priest was killed with head injuries on the spot. Dr. Krishna Kumar was lucky to escape with minor injuries in the road accident.

The priest who was coming from Gokarna to Mangalore, after dropping another priest at Gokarna and returning with Dr. Krishna Kumar to Mangalore, when the head on collision against a running Lorry took place at night near Maravanthe. Uday Kumars body was immediately taken to a hospital by volunteers, at Kundapur, but the unfortunate priest had already passed away in a shock. The driver of the Lorry manages to escape from the scene.

Kundapur circle inspector Diwakar P M and Gangolli SI Sampath Kumar rushed to the accident spot. But the Lorry driver, who had caused the incident, had fled from the place.

A serious hunt is on by the police for the culprit, while a case of accidental death has been registered by the Gangolli police on Friday.


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