Mangaluru: Driver's presence of mind saves five as tree falls on auto

Mohan Kuthar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 22: An auto-rickshaw driver and his five passengers had a narrow escape after a mango tree came crashing down the vehicle.

Driver Umesh Poojary was ferrying three women and two children from Talapady to Someshwar Park when the incident took place.

When the auto reached near Kotekar town panchayat, an old mango tree came crashing down.

The consequences would have been serious but for Umesh's presence of mind and driving skills. Eyewitnesses said that as soon as he noticed the tree, Umesh brought his auto to a stop, such that the tree fell on only a part of the auto. He thus managed to avert what could have been a major mishap.

There is also a railway gate at the spot. When the gate is closed, vehicles line up waiting to cross. Luckily, at the time of the incident, the gate was open and there were no other vehicles.

Ullal police and local MESCOM personnel arrived at the spot and cleared the road.


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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    Nice to read some happy lifesaving news..more such news should be published so that more people are encouraged to do good

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  • alwyn, udupi

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    It is God's Will, Yarige yeshtu varsha Ayushya oontu ashtu varsha baduktare. - we are all actors in this world.

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  • prem, mlore/USA

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    for such individuals a go fund me page must be brought in

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    God Bless Umesh Poojary Bountifully ...

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  • Raghavendra M K, MUMBAI Maharashtra

    Mon, Apr 22 2019

    well done UMESH. god bless you.

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  • Narayan Nair, Navi Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 23 2019

    Umesh good work & good presence of mind. May God bless u

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