The accidents are growing rapidly in the state due to rash and negligent driving. The road conditions are also in pathetic condition. Despite regular accidents taking neither place in Quepem area, neither the local MLA nor the concerned department is bothered about doing anything about the same and yet another accident took place injuring more than dozens of passengers. Read the complete report here.
Sixteen persons were left injured, when a speeding mini collided with a goods carrier coming from the opposite direction at Tanki near Tilamol-Quepem at around 9 am. The bus with 30 passengers on board was proceeding from Margao to Curchorem via Quepem collided with a goods carrier when it tried to overtake another vehicle. Traffic on the Quepem- Curchorem road was blocked for around one- and-half-hour as a crane was called from Margao police station since there was no crane available at Quepem and Curchorem police stations. Even traffic police reached late at the accident site to divert the traffic, a police officer who was held up in the traffic jam said.
Police sources said that the bus, with 30 passengers on board, was proceeding from Margao to Curchorem via Quepem at full speed. It collided with the goods carriers at 9am when it was trying to overtake another vehicle. All the four persons sitting in the front seat in the tempo had a miraculous escape without injury.
According to the sources, seriously injured persons include the driver of the minibus Franky Culaco (28), Jayant Prabhu Gaonkar (16) from Rivona who are admitted in GMC while Akasab Patil (28) and Rajendra Gaonkar (40) from Avedem are being treated in Hospicio Hospital. Police sources said that the bus driver received major fractures in both legs. The impact of the collision was such that the front portion of the bus and the entire cabin was crushed. Except for the seriously injured, all others have been discharged from the hospital.
Police have booked the minibus driver for rash and negligent driving. According to the sources, Hawaldar Rohidas Gaonkar is investigating the case under the supervision of PI Pravin Gawas. Quepem PI Ravindra Desai is the temporary in-charge.