Tata Sumo was rear-ended by Qualis in early hours of Sunday
All the victims were in Qualis; ‘unscientific’ road hump blamed for mishap
Four persons were killed and 14 injured in a road accident on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru national highway near Hassan, around 200 km from Bengaluru, on Sunday morning.
According to the police, the mishap occurred when a Qualis car rear-ended a Tata Sumo near Kenchattahalli village, close to Shantigram, on the outskirts of Hassan at around 4 am.
The deceased have been identified as Pradeep Kumar, Chandrasekhar, Naveen Kumar and Sunil Kumar — all travelling in the Qualis.
ಅವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಹಂಪ್ಸ್ ರಿಂದ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಅಪಘಾತದಲ್ಲೇ ನಾಲ್ವರ ದುರ್ಮರಣhttps://t.co/dIwMsHxkw8#ಹಾಸನ #Hassan #NationalHighway #RoadAccident #ShantiGram #KGF #Dharamsthala #Udupi #Bangalore #Bengaluru #Karnataka .@DgpKarnataka .@IGP_SR_Mysuru— Thebengalurulive/ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಲೈವ್ (@bengalurulive_) February 21, 2021
‘Hump was not visible’
The accident reportedly took place when the Tata Sumo slowed down before a road hump. The mishap has been blamed on the ‘unscientific’ road hump and the fact that it was not clearly visible at that early hour.
According to the police, the travellers in the Tata Sumo were on their way to visit Dharmasthala, while those in the Qualis were from KGF and were on their way to attend a wedding in Udupi. There were 8 persons in the Qualis and 10 in the Tata Sumo. The injured are being treated at the Hassan District Hospital.
District Superintendent of Police Srinivas Gowda visited the accident site and later visited the hospital. A case has been registered at the Hassan traffic police station.