3 killed in Palakkad road accident
Vandithavalam: Three people were killed and two were injured in a road mishap after a bike and a scooter collided on Vandithavalam-Thathamangalam road here on Saturday 10 pm. The accident took place in front of the village office at Chulliperukkamedu.
The deceased were identified as Pattanchery native Raghunathan (34), Vandithavalam native Karthik (22) and Thrissur native Ajith.
Vandithavalam native Dinesh (32), son of Velayudhan and Thrissur native Dinesh (27), son of Venu, who suffered injuries in the mishap were admitted to Palakkad district hospital. Later, they were shifted to a hospital in Thrissur.
The preliminary report cited overspeeding as the reason for the accident. The police reported that among the two vehicles, three were travelling on one two-wheeler and two were on the other.
Natives and others took the people to the hospital. The place where the mishap took place is an accident-prone area due to poor lighting.
Raghunathan who succumbed to injuries was a conductor in the bus which takes service on Meenakshipuram-Palakkad route. He is survived by his mother Thankamma, wife Amritha and son Advaith. Karthik is survived by his mother Kamalam and brother Ajith.