Seven people have died in seven days in a road accident in Laxmipur. An elderly cyclist was killed and seven others were injured in a pickup van crash on Friday. Besides, four prisoners died in Ramgati. The concerned people have urged to create awareness to prevent accidents and abide by the traffic laws.
A 56-year-old cyclist Abu Taher was killed in a speeding pickup van chacha on the Laxmipur-Ramganj road in Sadar upazila around 11am on Friday (June 3), police said. The pickup lost control and overturned on the side of the road, injuring seven others. The deceased was identified as Taher, a resident of Mirzapur Hasandi village in Uttar Hamchadi union of Sadar upazila. The injured are pickup workers.
On Thursday (June 2) morning, a fishing pickup van lost control at Ramgati and collided with a tree, killing two fishermen. They are Belal Hossain (40) and Gias Uddin (38). Three more people were injured in the accident in Azadnagar area of Alexander-Sonapur road upazila.
Abdur Rahman, 45, a motorcyclist, was killed when a truck overturned at Kacharibari area on Maju Chowdhuryhat Road in Laxmipur Sadar on Wednesday evening. Sadar Model Police Sub-Inspector (SI) said. Abul Bashar said the truck was in police custody. The driver could not be apprehended as he fled.
Driver Joham Mahmud, 15, was killed when his autorickshaw overturned in front of the Laxmipur Roads and Urban Development Department office on Wednesday (June 1) morning. The autorickshaw overturned and hit Joham on the head after colliding with an iron object in the worker’s hand on the road.
Two people were killed in a head-on collision between a pickup van and a motorcycle at Karla Bazar area of Chargazi union in Ramgati upazila on Sunday night (May 29). They are Md. Raihan (32) and Babul Majhi (40). Another passenger of the injured motorcycle was admitted to Noakhali Hospital. A pickup van loaded with hilsa left for Dhaka from Ramgati reached the spot and collided head-on with a motorcycle.
School teacher Delwar Hossain said drivers often talk on mobile phones while driving. They do not understand traffic signals, again they are under the tension of worldly tension and installment money. Due to these more accidents happen. Accidents are also happening while crossing the road.
Kartik Sengupta, president of the Laxmipur Safe Roads Movement, said, “Recently, there has been an increase in road accidents in Laxmipur. In order to prevent accidents, we have organized awareness meetings with owners and drivers, promoted dramas and distributed leaflets. You don’t have to go out on the road at will, everyone has to obey the traffic laws. ‘
Laxmipur Traffic Police Inspector (Administration) Prabir Kumar Das said, ‘Drivers are not aware, they do not understand traffic rules. We are working in the field to make them aware.