Udupi, Oct 7: Two persons lost their lives and two others suffered critical injuries when a speeding car veered off the road and rammed into a tree at Hebri taluk of Udupi district today.
The deceased have been identified as Budan Khan (78) and his grandson Sheikh Sahil (24), residents of Nadpalu village in Karkala taluk.
The mishap occurred at around 8:30 a.m. near Chandubi Nisargadhama in Hebri when the ill-fated Toyota Etios car was heading towards Someshwar.
Sheikh Sahil was driving the car. Apart from his grandfather, two other family members – Yusuf Khan and Khader Khan – were onboard the car.
It is learnt that the car fell into a roadside ditch when the driver lost control over it and then rammed into a tree.
While the elderly man died on the spot his grandson breathed his last after being shifted to a private hospital in Manipal. The other two are undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Udupi: Youth, grandpa die as car rams into tree; two others critical