Karnataka rider seriously hurt at Poinguinim
A motorcycle rider from Karnataka was seriously injured in an accident involving three vehicles from Karnataka at Tamnem-Poinguinim on Tuesday evening.
According to sources, the motorcyclist was proceeding towards Karwar on his motorcycle (KA-30-Q-9383) when he was hit by an oncoming truck (KA-25-5206) at the narrow section of NH17, where another truck (KA-25-A-3494) was stationary due to some problem.
The injured person was shifted to Community Health Centre Chaudi, from where he was referred to Hospicio in Margao.
When contacted, police confirmed the mishap but could not provide the name of the injured person, stating that the details were yet to reach the police station.
According to an eyewitness, the injured youth heading to Karwar was cautiously negotiating across a stationary truck when the truck proceeding towards Canacona raced in, resulting in both applying brakes, but the motorcycle hit the truck and the youth was thrown behind the stationary truck.
“The truck (KA-25-A-3494) is lying there for the last three days, causing unaccounted problems to motorists at the already narrow section of NH17 road. Action should have been taken to move the truck elsewhere,” said a resident. [H]