Cuncolim area has become an accident-prone zone with several accidents taking place on a regular basis here due to the narrow roads. This time a fully loaded but with the passengers hit the mining truck coming from the opposite direction causing grievous injuries to several passengers. Read the complete report here.
This incident took place on Saturday at Cuncolim junction. According to the sources, when this accident took place, the bus was on its way to Canacona while the truck was a standstill on the side of the road. According to the eyewitness, the bus while negotiating the thoroughfare in the narrow roads of Cuncolim dashed against the tipper truck causing the severe injuries to passengers as well as the occupants of the truck.
The impact of the accident was so high that several passengers traveling in the bus had received the serious injuries. The sources in the hospital revealed that there were around 15 cases had been referred to them. “There are around 15 cases have been reported to the Hospicio hospital out of which maximum cases are of the fractures while few are also head injuries caused due to sudden impact,” said the official of the hospital.
“Out of 15 cases, we referred 12 cases to Hospicio of which maximum were the fracture cases. Few people also suffered head injuries in this accident. Out of 12 people admitted to the Hospicio Hospital in Margao the four cases are of head injuries besides, 4 multiple fractures, especially hands, and elbow,” she said.
The official further stated that the case has been all the cases that have been reported to Hospecio Hospital will be referred for the X-ray before shifting them to GMC or other private hospitals taking into the consideration the seriousness of cases.
The occupants of the truck also got injured seriously in this accident. One of the injured told the media that, the truck was parked on the side of the road while the bus came ramming into the stationary truck. “We had just parked the truck on the roadside when the ill-fated bus dashed against the truck causing injuries to all of us.
This is not the first accident that took place Cuncolim due to pathetic road conditions but this accident is also the outcome of overloaded buses that are plying on the Goan roads right under the nose of transport department. The overloading in not only dangerous condition for passengers traveling in that but it also amounts into breaking the transport rule which needs to be dealt with iron hands.
There are several cases in Goa that took place due to overloading o the private buses but RTO or the police do nothing about it. The people traveling in the bus are also eligible to claim the compensation from the government.