Three-year-old twins, mother killed as truck driver hits several vehicles in Hassan district of Karnataka

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Three-year-old twins, mother killed as truck driver hits several vehicles in Hassan district of Karnataka

Hassan (Karnataka), December 20, 2021

In a case of drunk driving, a truck driver hit several vehicles before colliding with a bike, killing three of the four riders, including a pair of three-year-old twins and their mother, in Hassan district of Karnataka, police said.

The accident happened around midnight last night.

The deceased have been identified as Pranathi, Pranav and their mother Jyothi. The condition of Shivanand, the deceased children's father, is said to be critical.

According to police, the incident occurred on the National Highway in the outskirts of Hassan city. The family was travelling on their bike when they were hit by the truck. The truck had also hit four other vehicles before hitting the bike.

The impact of the collision was such that all the four were thrown off. The twins came under the wheels and were dragged by the vehicle for a long distance. The body of Pranathi had been totally disfigured. Both kids died on the spot while their mother succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, police said.

The truck driver, who was found to be in an inebriated state, tried to escape from the spot but was arrested by the police. Investigation is on.

IANS

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