PERNEM: Four persons were injured when a vehicle from Maharashtra went off the highway at Malpem in the wee hours of Friday, as the road was dug up for some work.
Pernem PI Sachin Lokre and a team rushed to the spot and did the panchanama. The Pernem Fire Services also reached the accident spot and pulled the injured passengers out of the car.
The injured were rushed to hospital
Two of the injured, Sanket Chate (22) and Sudhakar Mauli (19) were admitted to a hospital in Mapusa while the other two Manish Yadav (25) and Abhishek Rakh (20) were admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim.
Locals claimed accidents have been frequent along the stretch of the highway as there are no signboards, and vehicles from other States do not have any idea of the road. They have demanded that the NHAI and PWD install signboards to caution motorists.