Visually challenged collector suffers injury, assistant dies, as truck rams into his car
BHOPAL: A rashly driven
truck rammed into the car in which visually challenged collector of Umaria
district in Madhya Pradesh KG Tiwari and his assistant were travelling. While
the assistant has died, Tiwari along with is driver have suffered serious
injuries. They have been referred to Jabalpur for treatment late on Tuesday
The incident took place
near Manpur on the outskirts of Bandhavgarh National Park, situated at a
distance of 10 kilometres from Umaria district headquarters.
“His assistant Vivek
Pandey died while being taken to Jabalpur. Driver Seshmani has sustained
serious injuries, the collector has also sustained injuries but is out of
danger,” SP Umaria, CS Solanki said.
“The collector has not
sustained any major external injury, his X-ray was conducted and it also showed
no injuries but he is sent to Jabalpur to ensure further medical check up,”
Krishna Gopal Tiwari
attended public hearing at his office and at around 2 pm he was heading towards
Manpur when his vehicle was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction.
“The driver of the
truck has been arrested from the spot and investigations are underway,” Solanki
The collector being
visually impaired was provided with an assistant Vivek Pandey by the state
administration. Pandey who died in this accident was a data entry operator in
the social justice department.