A speeding tanker drove into two bikes, injuring two people and leaving the third in critical condition on Friday night. The driver of the tanker, Anil Kumar Singh, was assaulted by passersby, who also damaged his truck, before he was taken into custody by the Vasco police.
The truck driver was going towards Vasco around 8.45pm, when it rammed into the first twowheeler from behind.
Forty-eight-year-old Narendra Singh, was on the motorcycle with his wife Indu (42) riding pillion. Owing to the impact of the crash, the couple was flung off the bike. Hoping to escape the scene of the accident, the driver rammed into another bike coming at him from the opposite direction. The victim, 23-year-old Joseph Costa from Margao, was going towards the airport at the time. After the second accident, the tanker drove to a halt.
The injured were admitted to a private hospital in Chicalim. The woman is still in critical condition. The Vasco police are investigating the case.