Three dead after car rams into autorickshaw in Kollam
Kottarakkara: Three people died in an accident involving an autorickshaw and car in MC road near Vayakkal. The victims were identified as Ranjith (35), who was the autorickshaw driver, Puthiyidam native Ramadevi (65) and her grand daughter Devika (7). Gopika’s mother Udaya, has been taken to medical college hospital with serious injuries. Thadikkadu native Ahammadali (29), wife Ahiya, were the other inmates in the car. They sought treatment at a private hospital.
The car rammed into the autorickshaw that was coming from Polikkodu to Vayakkal. The victims died after they got stuck under the autorickshaw, which flipped over due to the impact of the clash. Gopika died on the spot.
The family was returning from a shop after buying essentials for Onam. Locals were involved in the rescue operation after the accident. Gopika was a student of Kambamkode LP school. Her father Gopukumar is working abroad. Ranjith is an autorickshaw driver of Vayakakal stand. He is survived by his wife Suparna, daughter Rithika.