Udupi, Apr 28, 2015: Reports indicate one Vittal Nayak, aged 58 yrs, lost his life and two others were grievously injured when a JCB excavator being transported on a tipper lorry lost balance and crashed on a car. The incident took place on national highway 66 at Tenkar Garodi, Yermal near Padubidri, the car was smashed. The tipper moving from Udupi toward Mangaluru was improperly loaded. The accident caused the national highway to be blocked for nearly three hours. Padubidri police registered a case at the spot.
It is stated that Vittal Nayak and two others were travelling in a Swift Desire, driven by Nayak, The tipper lorry carrying a JCB and coming from the opposite direction dashed their car, in the process the JCB excavator lost balance and crashed on the car. Local people rushed to the rescue of the car passengers after hours of work cleared the tipper and the JCB from on top of the ill fated car and rushed the occupants to a hospital. Vittal Nayak had sustained serious injuries died while other two are recuperating.