Woman killed, 5 injured as car hits dumper
Kolkata: A woman was killed and three of her family members along with two others received injuries, some of them critically when the private car they were traveling in hit a dumper.
The incident took place in Jamuria area of Asansol on early Wednesday morning. All the injured victims were rushed to a hospital in Asansol. According to the hospital sources, two of the injured victims are stated to be very critical. The deceased has been identified as Sudeshna Sarkar.
Police said Jayanta Sarkar, a resident of Andal's Bahula area was taking his mother Dipali Sarkar to Asansol for consulting a doctor on early Wednesday morning. His wife Sudeshna and his 6-year-old son were also accompanying them. It was learnt that there were two of his neighbours travelling in the car one of who was driving the car when the accident took place.
According to police, the accident took place at Tapasi when the car rammed into a dumper.
The frontal portion of the car was damaged in the accident. Locals heard a loud thud and rushed to the spot to find that the injured persons were wreathing in pain inside the car, a portion of which was damaged due to the intensity of the accident. After being informed,
police reached the spot and rescued the victims some of whom were taken to a hospital in Ranigunge while the others were rushed to a hospital in Asansol.
According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accident might have occurred when the driver had fallen asleep. Police are, however, looking into all possible angles into the accident. The circumstantial evidences suggest that the car was running at a high speed when it hit the dumper coming from the opposite direction.
Sudeshna Sarkar was taken to a hospital in Ranigunge along with two others while the doctors pronounced her brought dead.
Other three members of the Sarkar family have been undergoing treatment in an Asansol hospital.
Police have seized both the vehicles while the driver of the dumber has fled the spot immediately after the accident. A probe has been initiated by the police in this regard.