Jamshedpur, Feb 1: In a head-on collision between a truck and a dumper, two drivers and a cleaner was killed on the spot along Tetla village on the Tata-Hata state highway under Potka police station area in the wee hours of Saturday.
The impact of the collision was so severe that the two heavy vehicles had mingled into each other, causing the drivers to get trapped inside the chassis.
According to information, the iron-ore laden truck that met ill-fated mishap and it took the police about six hours for taking out the body of the driver after cutting the portion of the vehicle with gas-cutting machine this morning.
Those killed were identified as Humlal Ram (40), a resident of Chhapra district of Bihar and Rushu Gope (32) a resident of Chowka in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
OC, Potka police station, Heera Lal said the identity of the killed drivers was known by means of their driving license. ” We are investigating as to what led to the mishap. We had known the identity of Gope, who was the dumper driver within an hour, but it took about seven hours for identifying the body of another driver because we had to arrange a gas-cutting machine and retrieve the body. We could know the name and whereabouts of the driver, Humlal Ram only through his driving license,” said the OC.
Meanwhile it is more than five years when proposals for the opening of trauma centres alongside Highways were sanctioned. But due to lack of vision and red-tapism the health department has not been able to come up with any trauma centre in a functioning State.
In 2004 the Rotary Club had also announced to set up trauma care centres on the Tata-Ranchi stretch of NH 33. The objective was to put a check on the number of cases of victims succumbing to injuries in
“Highway trauma centres have worked well in Kerala. There has been a substantial reduction in the number of deaths even in major road accidents due to timely medical attention. We thought of carrying the project on NH 33 but some how things did not materialize. We did not receive the land nor any support from the government,” said an official of the Rotary Club.
He went on to add that the trauma care centres was planned to have everything required to provide immediate attention and safe transportation for accident victims during within one hour of the