Karnataka Ambulance crash: A horrific video has emerged from Karnataka's Udupi, where an ambulance, which had lost control, was seen crashing into a toll plaza. All four people in the ambulance, including the driver, died in the tragedy at Shiroor toll plaza, police added.
The incident took place at Shiroor tollgate near Kundapura. The video, which went viral on social media, showed toll plaza employees clearing the way for an ambulance. The vehicle, however, lost control while trying to swerve right and it eventually skidded and crashed on the wet tarmac. Some people, who were inside the ambulance, also got tossed out as a result of the impact.
From the video, we can understand that some toll workers rushed to the entrance of the lane to move plastic barricades when they saw the ambulance approaching. The driver of the ambulance lost control of the vehicle and hit one of the pillars at the toll gate. In the video, The vehicle overturned, throwing the patient and attenders out of the vehicle after hitting a pillar at the toll gate.
The ambulance was carrying a patient and was on its way from Honnavar to Kundapura. A look at the video gives us an idea that the ambulance lost control due to aquaplaning. Aquaplaning or hydroplaning occurs when a tyre loses road contact on a wet surface.