An ambulance carrying a affected person and two attendants misplaced management and crashed right into a toll sales space in Karnataka’s Udupi district right this moment, killing all of the three and a toll attendant. The driving force was injured, the police mentioned.
A CCTV digital camera on the toll sales space exhibits the horrific accident on a moist highway within the Karnataka coastal district the place it had rained.
Within the footage, some males who seem like safety guards and toll operators are seen scurrying to take away three plastic barricades from one of many lanes on seeing the ambulance method.
The footage exhibits one of many guards efficiently take away two barricades earlier than the toll plaza. However the final barricade stays close to the growth barrier, which a person manages to tug out, however solely midway.
By then the ambulance was virtually on the toll plaza.
All of a sudden, the ambulance – a big van – skids on the moist highway and swerves in direction of the toll sales space cabin.
The video clearly exhibits the ambulance had aquaplaned on the moist highway after the tyres misplaced traction. Aquaplaning occurs when the tyre tread can now not dissipate water, resulting in lack of management because the tyres wouldn’t contact the bottom.