Kundapur: Pervez (40) and Tamanna (34), hailing from Mumbai and riding a bike, were involved in a head-on collision with a car on the national highway at Gopadi on Tuesday and got severely injured.
They were reportedly on their way from Mumbai to Kerala. The car was on its way from Mangaluru to Karwar. As the couple lay there bleeding, some local youngsters took the initiative of shifting them to a hospital in Manipal.
The widening of the highway has been in progress at a snail’s pace. Often the dual carriageway is converted into single lane and vice versa but no proper signs are installed.
This creates confusion for drivers. Many mishaps have taken place in Gopadi, Beejadi and Kumbashi during the past days. Yet, the persons concerned are not doing much about it.
At the same time, the locals have expressed surprise over the couple having taken on an adventurous trip on a two-wheeler all the way from Mumbai to Kerala, exposing themselves to all kinds of risks.