One dead, three injured in accident

KOLLAM: One person was killed and three others, two women and a man, were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a car on the Karikode overbridge on National Highway 208 in Kollam city at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday. The person killed and those injured were travelling in the car.The condition of the woman, identified as Geetha from Odanavattom, is critical and she has been referred to the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram from the District Hospital here.

The man killed in the accident could not be identified so far.The other woman and the man have been admitted to a private hospital.The woman has been identified as Anitha from Cheerankavu. In a statement to the police, Geetha said the two men in the car are strangers to her and acquaintances of Anitha who is her friend.

The police are questioning Anitha who is not seriously injured.The car was proceeding towards Kollam city. Eyewitnesses said that as the truck climbed the overbridge it developed some mechanical problem, lost control, swerved to the right and rammed the car. People present in the area rushed to scene, rescued those in the car and rushed them to the hospital.

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