Goa: Truck falls off road at Karmalghat; third accident this month

The driver was reportedly thrown out of the vehicle and is reported to have sustained injuries and has been shifted to CHC Canacona

The GoanUpdated: Monday, July 11, 2022, 02:51 PM IST
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The loaded truck fell off the narrow road on the steep turn | The Goan

Canacona: Even as demand for immediate commencement to construct the long-due four-lane road from Canacona to Margao, yet another inter-state truck ran off the narrow NH-66 and crashed into the crash-barriers at Karmalghat on Sunday.

The loaded truck (KA 22 C 1337) headed towards Margao fell off the narrow road on the steep turn before it crashed on the crash-barriers.

According to sources, the truck’s front mirror has broken, throwing the driver out of the vehicle. Sources pointed out the truck while climbing the Karmalghat and negotiating the steep turn, strayed off the tarred section of the narrow road having no space whatsoever to provide sufficient space to an oncoming vehicle, went down and crashed on its left onto the crash-barriers.

The driver was reportedly thrown out of the vehicle and is reported to have sustained injuries and has been shifted to CHC Canacona.

This is the third accident in this month, informed a resident.

Meanwhile, locals complaining that the narrow NH-66 road especially from Gulem to Balli has become a bone of contention for repeated accidents has asked the government to immediately take up the works for widening by constructing the long due and pending four-Lane road.

“It’s a highway, and there’s not even an inch of space beyond/across the tar road, making it very treacherous and dangerous for traffic. Unless the road from Gulem to Balli is not constructed there’s no way motorists will get solace from accidents,” stated a motorist who was at the spot when the truck fell.

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