Freak Accident: ARTO crushed by driver who had come for D/L trial

Jammu, 13 August: Occupational hazards are generally not associated with the officials of any Regional Transport Office. In a freak accident today, however, the Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Jammu , Mohammad Saleem, was injured to an inch of life when he was rammed into by a learner driving candidate.


According to sources at RTO Jammu, the driver of a car was driving a Maruti Zen car attempting to clear a trial for a driver’s license. During the trial itself, the candidate lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the ARTO, who  received serious injuries.

The ARTO was immediately shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital where from he was referred to Ludhiana. The condition of the official is said to be very serious.

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