Ambulance-Lorry Smash: Patient Killed

This is the latest in the series of fatal accidents taking place in the Pappanamcode area

Published: 07th August 2014 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2014 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 70-year-old woman patient was killed and four others were injured when an ambulance collided with a lorry near Pappanamcode during the wee hours of Wednesday.

 This is the latest in the series of fatal accidents taking place in the Pappanamcode area over the past two weeks.

 According to the Traffic Police, Sarada of Rama Bhavan at Olathanni lost her life while being taken to the Medical College Hospital.

“The mishap took place around 3.10 am near Pappanamcode Junction when the ambulance coming from the Neyattinkara side collided with the lorry, which had been parked on the roadside, and was turning to the road,” said the police officials.

 Ambulance driver Binu, 33, assistant Vishnu, 19 and relatives of the deceased Biju, 35 and Anjana, 28, were admitted to the Medical College Hospital. The lorry driver, who was also injured, was shifted to the hospital.

 Owing to the severity of the collision, the two relatives who were accompanying the patient fell on to the road. The driver of the private ambulance and his assistant, who were in the front cabin, were trapped in the wreckage. Later, a unit of Fire and Rescue Services from the Chenkalchoola reached the spot and led the rescue operation along with the police officials.

Sarada’s body was handed over to her relatives after post-mortem.


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