Just two days after the broad daylight hit and run case that took place at Curchorem wherein one 50-year-old scooterist was crushed to death by the speeding mining truck, another hit and run case came into the light in the mining area of North Goa. The 65-year-old victim of hit and run case at Dharbandora has finally succumbed to his injuries while undergoing the treatment at GMC at Bambolim, Goa. This is the most serious incident took place within the span on just two days. Two innocent people had lost their lives due to road rash of the mining trucks.
According to the sources, the two-wheeler that was hit by the speeding mining truck from the behind while it was ridden by the son of a deceased on the night of Wednesday. The deceased was sitting pillion when the accident took place. He got seriously injured due to the impact. The son said that he could not read the number of the mining truck since it was very dark and truck driver escaped from the scene after hitting the two-wheeler.
The deceased Chandrakant Gullekar, 65, was the resident of Joida in Karnataka, said the sources. He succumbed to the accident injuries on Thursday while undergoing the treatment at Goa Medical College at Bambolim. The accident supposed to have taken place at Dharbandora, situated at the border of Goa. The police sources said that they are searching the truck involved in the hit and run case but it remained untraceable till Thursday late night.
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The Ponda police have registered the case of hit and run against the unknown truck driver and the further investigations are in progress, said the sources. The accident of Monday did not open the eyes of the mining truck owners nor the enforcement authorities. In the normal circumstances after the accidents takes place the people come out in protest but later on, nothing concrete happens in the direction of improving the traffic system. The Curchorem hit and the run case took place on Monday but there seems to be no movement from the authorities in the direction of avoiding further such incidents.
The mining trucks are creating the nuisance and rampantly killing the people around but no strict action is initiated by the police or authorities. This way if nothing is done, more lives will be lost. We request the people to come out and raise the voice against this injustice and force the authorities to initiate the strike action and laid down the stringent norms for the truck drivers in mining areas.