In the first accident multi-axle Mahindra truck carrying cement bags went off road and turned tuttle, luckily while there were no casualties reported accept the truck driver, the second mishap didn’t spare any mercy on the travellers many of whom sustained severe injuries.
The Mahindra truck that overturned at the same spot where the deadly accident happened two days later
The accident occurred when a loaded ill–fated tanker suspected to be carrying discarded chemical waste came rushing down the highway and rammed into several vehicles in its way after its brakes failed.
This tanker rammed into as many as 7 vehicles which included a Honda city which was completely mangled, a Maruti Baleno, a Honda Activa, a Suzuki Access, a Eicher tanker and a Mahindra Jeeto mini truck before coming to a halt in a roadside ditch.
The authorities reported 8 people to be injured; of which two were critical, while one person Akshay Karmalkar (24 years of age) a resident of Karmali, reportedly died of injuries. The rest of the injured are being treated at Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim.
Frustrated by the rising danger of over speeding vehicles on the bypass, the locals blocked the road and staged a Rasta ruko. The angry locals demanded immediate measures to curb road accidents at the site and even pressed for the need of installing traffic signals at the site.
The road was only cleared after intervention of higher authorities who assured quick initiatives to end the danger increasing day by day. Police have registered a case under section (279) for rash dirving and (304-A) for causing death by negligence, while further investigations are under way.