Bantwal, Nov 02, 2016: A couple from Bengaluru who were travelling in a Swift dzire car along with their child had a miraculous escape when the steel rods which were being transported in a Maruti Omni van pierced through the rear window of the car and came out through the front window shield when its driver applied brakes suddenly on November 1, Tuesday evening at Dasakody in Soorikumeru near Kalladka on NH 75.
It has been gathered that the driver applied brakes suddenly in a bid to avoid a pothole. Simultaneously, even the driver of the van carrying the rods had applied brakes. Luckily, the couple and the child escaped by a hair’s breadth as the rods just passed a few cms above the heads of the woman and her child. The child was sitting on the back seat.
The accident disrupted traffic on the route for some time.