VIDEO: Patient among 4 killed as overspeeding ambulance hits toll gate in India


A videograb shows ambulace hitting the toll gate in Shiroor, Karnataka.

Gulf Today Report

Four persons including a patient died on Wednesday after a speeding ambulance overturned after hitting a pole at the Shiroor toll gate near Bhatkal in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district, the police said.

According to the police, the ambulance was shifting the patients from Honnavar town to Kundapur.

The driver of the ambulance lost control as soon as he reached the toll plaza and hit a pole following which the vehicle overturned.

The toll booth also got damaged in the accident while the staff sustained injuries. They are being treated at a hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that bad weather caused lead to the accident.

A video footage showed the moments of the tragic accident.

According to local media, the ambulance driver was overspeeding, forcing the guards of a security checkpoint to remove the metal barriers placed on the road, in preparation for its passage, but during that time it loos control due to the wet road, as a result of heavy rain on the area.

While the guard managed to avoid the speeding car, but his colleague failed despite trying to flee.

The police later rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital. The wife of the patient also died in the accident.

One of the persons in the ambulance succumbed to injuries in the hospital. The deceased persons are yet to be identified.

The visuals of the accident caught on the CCTV have gone viral on the social media.


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