Four people, including an infant, had a narrow escape in the Kozhikode district of Kerala on Tuesday evening after the car they were travelling in turned turtle due to speeding. The incident, captured on CCTV, shows the car slamming into a roadside wall before toppling over. A woman passenger can be seen holding on to the car while it rotated after turning turtle due to the impact. Fortunately, all passengers survived the incident, and only one person sustained minor injuries. Although reports have stated that an infant was among the car’s occupants at the time of the incident, police are yet to confirm.
The time stamp on the CCTV video of the incident indicated that the incident occurred at 6:15 pm. Seconds after the crash, passersby on bikes stopped their vehicles and rushed over to help the passengers. Fortunately, all the passengers survived the incident, and only one occupant sustained injuries. The passenger, a native of Punoor, received an injury to her hand and was taken to a private hospital.
According to a report by News18 Malayalam, the incident occurred on the Koyilandy-Edavanna state highway, and traffic was partially blocked after the accident. The road is known for being notorious for accidents.
The incident in Kozhikode on Tuesday came two weeks after a tragic accident in Kannur, where a pregnant woman and her husband were charred to death when the car they were travelling in caught fire near the district government hospital. Six people were travelling in the car, and four of them, including a child, were sitting in the rear seat and had a narrow escape when the vehicle caught fire.
These incidents highlight the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to exercise caution on the roads. Following traffic rules and regulations is essential as ensuring the vehicle is in good condition before embarking on a journey. Passengers must also take necessary precautions, such as wearing seat belts and helmets, to ensure their safety. The government and local authorities must improve road infrastructure and safety measures to prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. Only by working together can we ensure that our roads are safe for everyone.