A tragic accident occurred on Friday morning in Hubballi, Karnataka, when a speeding truck collided with two cars parked on the roadside, killing four people and injuring two others. The incident took place near the Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road, where the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the cars.
The deceased have been identified as Rajesh (40), Savita (38), Shivani (18), and Shivam (16), who were all residents of Hubballi. They were travelling in a Maruti Swift car, which was completely crushed under the impact of the collision. The injured have been identified as Ravi (42) and Uma (35), who were travelling in a Hyundai i20 car, which was also badly damaged. They have been admitted to a nearby hospital and are said to be in a critical condition.
According to eyewitnesses, the truck was coming from Dharwad and was heading towards Hubballi. It was carrying a load of iron rods and was moving at a high speed. The driver apparently failed to notice the cars parked on the roadside and hit them with full force. The truck then overturned and fell on the Swift car, trapping the four occupants inside. The i20 car was also hit by the truck and was thrown off the road.
Some passersby and locals rushed to the spot and tried to rescue the victims. They also informed the police and the ambulance service. The police arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area. They also called for a crane to lift the truck and extricate the bodies of the deceased. The police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the truck driver, who is absconding.
The police are investigating the cause of the accident and are looking for the truck driver, who fled the scene after the collision. They are also checking the CCTV footage of the nearby toll plaza and the highway to trace the truck and its owner. The police have also collected the details of the victims and their families and have informed them about the incident. The police have expressed their condolences to the bereaved families and have assured them of all possible assistance.
The accident has sparked public outrage and grief among the citizens of Hubballi and Dharwad. Many people have taken to social media to express their anger and sorrow over the loss of lives and the negligence of the truck driver. They have also demanded strict action against the driver and the truck owner and have called for better road safety measures and enforcement. Some people have also questioned the lack of parking facilities and the poor condition of the highway, which they claim are responsible for such accidents.