Timely interference by highway police officer averts major mishap in Alathur
Alathur: The timely interference by a highway police officer helped in averting a major road accident. Highway police driver, Vinod, prevented a huge tragedy by getting into a container truck and taking control of it after the driver suffered an epilepsy attack. The incident happened on Friday at 9.45 am near Alathur Swathy junction signal.
Vinod was standing at the junction when he spotted the out of control truck with the driver lying unconscious. A lot of vehicles were passing ahead of the truck. Alathur station Homeguard, TP Mohandas, saved the life of a woman by taking her out of the truck’s way.
Vinod immediately jumped into the truck and took control of the steering and stopped the vehicle. It was moving towards an auto rickshaw stand when Vinod stopped it.
The truck was coming from Maharashtra to Thrissur. The driver, Uttar Pradesh native Santhosh Rai, was taken to the hospital immediately in an ambulance. He is undergoing treatment in taluk hospital.