Bengaluru: Heartbreaking video caught on camera in which speeding ambulance crashes at toll booth which leads 4 dead. Sometimes vehicles go out of control and serious accidents happen. We often see two-wheelers and four-wheelers getting involved in road accidents. Heavy rain or sometimes due to break failure can also cause accidents to vehicles.
The driver also lost his life as the vehicle skidded on a rain-lashed road in Udupi and rammed into the toll booth and one is said to be in a critical condition.
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In the footage, some men who appear to be security guards and toll operators are seen scurrying to remove three plastic barricades from one of the lanes on seeing the ambulance approach.
The footage shows one of the guards successfully remove two barricades before the toll plaza. But the last barricade remains near the boom barrier, which a man manages to pull out, but only halfway.
By then the ambulance was almost at the toll plaza.
Suddenly, the ambulance – a large van – skids on the wet road and swerves towards the toll booth cabin.
The video clearly shows the ambulance had aquaplaned on the wet road after the tyres lost traction. Aquaplaning happens when the tyre tread can no longer dissipate water, leading to loss of control as the tyres would not touch the ground.