Kathua, June 1: One person died while four others were injured in separate road accidents in Kathua and Samba districts.
One person died on spot after the car he was driving bearing registration number PB02 B 0141 collided with a bus bearing registration number UP22 P 6008 at Lakhanpur. The driver was identified as Kulvir Singh son of Avtar Singh of Trikuta Nagar.
Kulvir was headed towards Dina Nagar to pick his mother.
The deceased was on his way from Jammu to Pathankot while the bus was coming from Delhi. The driver of the bus fled after the accident seeing that the car driver would probably not survive the intensity of the crash.
According to eyewitnesses a truck standing by the edge of the road was driving on to the highway and Kulvir, in an attempt to avoid a crash into the truck rammed right into the bus coming from the opposite side.
Bystanders rushed to the spot to pull the car outside from under the bus but Kulvir had died by the time.
The bus was seized by police while the dead body of Kulvir Singh was handed over to his family members after postmortem at DH Kathua for cremation. The Lakhanpur Police has registered a case under Section 304 and started investigation