PONDA: Major tragedy was averted as a truck proceeding on a steep slope on Dhavlim-Farmagudi road suddenly ran out of fuel and came in the reverse direction.
According to the driver of the ill-fated vehicle, the incident occurred around 10 am. He was proceeding towards Farmagudi from Dhavlim. When he reached Farmagudi, he realised that the diesel tank got emptied, so he parked his road on one lane road and procured some diesel.
After filling some gallons of fuel, he started the engine to start the truck and also began to pump and release air. However, the car could not start and started moving in the reverse direction on a downward slope, following which he shouted and signalled vehicles behind to stay away at a safe distance and jumped out of the truck to save his life.
The Car driver behind the truck noticed truck moving in reverse. He alerted vehicles coming behind the meantime truck coming back for around fifty meters hit dividers and fell on its side; thus, a .major tragedy was averted.
Since the past few months, this is the third accident of a truck felling on its side at the same spot. This road is with several sharp turns and is accident prone and needs caution while driving.