Mangalore: Lucky Escape for School Kids as Speeding Youngsters Cause Accident
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Jul 20: Two youngsters were taken into police custody here on Friday July 20 after their car caused a serial accident and itself turned turle.
The accident occured at S L Mathias Road in Falnir near St Mary's School. It was a miraculous escape for scores of children, as school was just about to leave.
The boys, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, are said to be around 20 years old.
The boy who was driving hit a Maruti Omni and then an auto rickshaw parked in front of the school. Out of fear of getting caught, he sped away towards S L Mathias Road, and there he turned to the extreme right at a high speed. He lost control and the car turned turtle.
The auto rickshaw he hit was ferrying children, but luckily no one was injured in the entire episode.
Ironically, the car landed right in front of the 'School Zone - Drive Slow' sign board!
The front portion of the Hyundai i20 car (KL 14 J 3055) he was driving has been completely smashed.
The accident caused traffic jam at the spot for sometime. Locals and police helped in clearing the car.
Kadri traffic police have registered a case.
It is to be noted here that had the accident taken place even five minutes later, the lives of many innocent children would have been at risk. At school leaving time, children in this particular lane are seeing running around to their autos and vehicles, and hence, traffic rules need to be adhered to strictly. It was sheer luck that the youngsters escaped without causing any injury.