2 cops die in freak double accident

Published: 16th September 2012 10:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2012 10:53 AM   |  A+A-

Three persons, including a home guard and a constable, died when a speeding van rammed into a stationary truck, which already had a collision with another RTC bus, on NH-44 near Poddili village in Pyapili mandal in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to the police, a cement-laden lorry, belonging to the Arunachala Transport Ltd, rammed into a Bengaluru-bound RTC bus which was parked beside the road due to a technical snag.

Fortunately, the passengers were sent off through another bus and it was empty. However, the truck driver was trapped in the accident.

 On getting information from the villagers, police rushed to the spot and tried to remove the driver safely

 Even while they were attempting to rescue the lorry driver, a van hit the lorry killing the occupant, Sreenivasulu (43), a home guard, and the bus driver Ramesh (50) on the spot.

 Constable Lakshminarayana (31), who was also travelling in the van, died at the Kurnool Government General Hospital while undergoing treatment. Pyapili SI Suresh sustained injuries and his condition is said to be stable.

Meanwhile, the truck driver and the van driver fled the scene.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp