Puttur: Sunday, Feb 28 was a day of road mishaps, involving, among others, two-wheelers in particular.
A car entering the bus-stand from the national highway and a bike joining the highway had a head-on collision in Uppinangady. Ibrahim Kemmara (28), working as an excavator operator, The rider has been admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru. His condition is said to be critical.
In another mishap near Aditya Hotel in the same town, a car overtaking a bike collided with another bike approaching from the opposite direction. Qassim, a trader from Periadka and another were injured. They were admitted to a private hospital in Puttur.
In yet another incident that took place in Periadka, Devamma (55). a resident of Janata colony, was hit by a bike as she was walking beside the road. She was thrown to the road and severely injured in the head. First she was taken to a hospital in Puttur, but later for advanced treatment to a private hospital in Mangaluru.
In Achladi of Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, the rider of a bike hit a concrete parapet block in an attempt to avoid a dog that crossed the path. Rider Prakash Shetty and his pillion-rider Ganesh Shetty were injured in the mishap. They have been admitted to a private hospital in Koteshwar.
Man standing by roadside hit by car
Vijayakumar, who was standing by the side of the national highway near Jewel Park complex at Hemmadi in Kundapur taluk, was hit by a speeding car. He was severely injured and admitted to Manipal hospital.