Elderly tourist critical after being hit by car in Keonjhar

Anandpur: Tension ran high at Dadhibaman Chhak under Anandpur police limits in Keonjhar district last night after an elderly tourist sustained critical injury after being hit by a car and his family demanded action against the accused driver.

The victim has been identified as Krushna Chandra Jena of Haldia area of East Midnapur district of neighbouring West Bengal State.

Krushna, who had been on a visit to Hadagarh along with his family was walking down the Anandpur-Bhadrak road when the driver of a speeding car which was coming from the opposite direction lost control and hit him from the front.

The victim was immediately rushed to Anandpur Sub-Divisional Hospital in a critical condition in a 108 ambulance after the accident and then shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack.

Later the family members of the victim demanded immediate arrest of the accused car driver which managed to flee from the spot after the mishap.

Police have reached the spot and started an investigation.

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