Hit by Car, Prashant D’Costa Forgives Driver for Showing Concern
Puttur: Prashant D’Costa, president of the Uppinangady Merchants’ Association, has shown a remarkable reciprocal act of goodwill after he was hit by a car on Saturday night.
D’Costa, who runs a mobile network dealership in Uppinangady, was walking in the rain towards home after closing business. A heap of mud dumped by the side of the highway made him divert towards the edge of the tarmac surface. A car driven by Harsha knocked him down. He fell into the slush-filled water by the side of the highway.
Unlike many hit-and-run cases taking place in the nights during these times, Harsha stopped over,rushed to D’Costa’s help, lifted him up and took him in the same car to a hospital in Uppinangady for medical attention. He not only ensured quick attention to the victim but also stayed in the hospital until his condition turned normal.
In spite of having sustained severe injuries in the head, hand and feet, D’Costa was moved by the way Harsha took care of him. Therefore, in recognition of his humane act of response and display of civic responsibility, he declined to file any complaint to the police against the erring car.
The goodwill shown by both of them was well appreciated by D’Costa’s friends Kailash, Hariramachandra and others, who too came to attend on him.