Jajpur: Despite empty roads due to COVID-19 lockdown across the state, a court van had a head-on collision with a truck on NH -16 at Brahmani village under Dharmasala police station of Jajpur district today.
Though no casualty was reported, five persons-three Constables, a driver and a prisoner were injured in the accident that occurred this afternoon.
As per information the court van was en-route to Balasore from Choudwar Circle Jail as the prisoner was supposed to be released on parole. The accident occurred when the van driver took a wrong route due to diversion and collided head-on with a truck.
Fortunately, several locals immediately rushed to the rescue of the injured and sent them to Dharmasala Community Health Centre (CHC) by a car and a pickup van.