Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben has a narrow escape when the Toyota Innova she was traveling in hit a truck. There were 7 people traveling in the MPV at the time of crash, which happened on a highway near Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district.
Jashodaben, along with 6 others, said to be her family members, were traveling from Atru in Baran, Rajasthan, to a place called Unjha in Gujarat. About 55 kilometers away from Chittorgarh, the MPV is said to have rammed into a trailer truck.
Pictures of the accident show that the vehicle in which the family were traveling has suffered severe frontal impact. One person traveling in the MPV and a relative of Jashodaben, Basant Bhai Modi, succumbed in the crash while the driver Jayendra is said to be injured. The prime minister’s wife was escorted away by police personnel and was taken to a hospital for a medical check-up.
This was confirmed by Suresh Khatik, the sub divisional magistrate of Chittorgarh, who said,
Jasodaben is okay. She’s (in) comfort. She is getting primary health check-up done.
Rajesh Rajora, Circle Officer, Begrun, said,
Jashodaben has sustained some minor injuries and is out of danger. She has been admitted to district hospital, Chittorgarh. A case will be registered again the unidentified truck driver.
The truck driver has been detained by police officials, and an investigation is on to find out how and why the car crash happened. For now, there are not many details known about the crash except for the fact that there was a trailer truck involved in the mishap.
Road accidents kill thousands of people in India each year. In fact, there’s a road accident related death every four minutes in India. Rash driving, speeding, overloading and not following traffic rules are some of the major causes of accidents in India.