3 killed, 12 injured as SUV rams into tree

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jun 2018 10:34:51


Our Correspondent,


IN a horrendous road accident, three persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries when a speeding SUV which were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree at village Latabod on early Saturday morning.
Condition of four among the injured passengers is stated to be critical. They have been referred to Durg.
As per information, the SUV with 15 passengers including 11 women and two children on board was on the way to village Parsod from Raipur. All of them had gone Raipur to attend a ‘Namkaran Sanskar Programme’.

As the SUV (CG04LE6167) reached near village Latabod, the driver took a snap due to which he lost control over the vehicle and it rammed into a roadside tree.The hit was so severe that two of them died on the spot whereas 13 others sustained injuries. Listening to the hue and cry of the injured, locals flocked the spot and informed police about the incident.
The deceased have been identified as Padma Dhruv, Shyam Lal. Both succumbed to injuries on the spot while another woman Shushilbai died during treatment at Balod District Hospital.

The injured were immediately rushed to Balod District Hospital. Balod police have registered a case and are further investigating.
Meanwhile, family members of deceased Shushil Bai have alleged the Balod district hospital doctors of committing negligence during treatment.

“If her condition was not good, she should have been referred to Durg, but the doctors took the things lightly”, they alleged.
As soon as the alleged negligence of doctors came into light, the family members of other injured had started shifting the patients to another hospital.

Civil Surgeon S P Kesharwani said, “The matter will be thoroughly investigated to ascertain whether negligence was committed or not”.