5 killed in road mishap in Coimbatore

Five people, including a woman, died and a man suffered injuries when a speeding mini-truck collided head-on with a car near Coimbatore.

The accident happened at Vellalore in Coimbatore during the early hours of today. The family was proceeding to Salem, when the accident occurred, sources said.

Police said, M Mohammed Bazir, 44, of Palakkad drove the car. There were four more occupants in the car that was coming from Palakkad in Kerala.

When the car reached near Vellalore-Pirivu, a speeding mini-truck coming from the opposite direction collided head-on with it and the front portion of the car was completely mangled which lead to the death of Mohammed and three others.

The front portion of the car was severely shattered during the crash, with the pieces strewed across the highway.
The police and ambulance had arrived at the spot. Investigation in this regard is underway.

The bodies were shifted to government hospital in Coimbatore for post-mortem. Police have taken into custody the lorry driver Tiruchi native Satheesh Kumar for further probing.