The Overturn

A. Deepa

A.Deepa, born in December 1999 to truck driver, K. Anbalagan and A. Pavunambal, is pursuing her B. Sc. in accident and emergency care technology at Nandha College of Allied Health Sciences. After completing college, she wants to stand by her family and dedicate herself to the welfare of accident victims by virtue of her profession.

My father has encountered a lot of road accidents. In 1993, as he was travelling from Belgaum to Erode in a Comet lorry, on the way around Haver, the roads were slippery due to heavy rains. It was there that my father’s lorry overturned. He incurred severe head and nose injuries.

There are many bridges across Maharashtra which do not have any railing, making them ideal spots for fatal accidents.

There are several risks that truck drivers have to take while driving at the dead of the night for days on end. Many a time, my father has been chased by thugs in two wheelers while driving at night.

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