Three cars were involved in the accident and two drivers received minor injuries. The convoy was on its way to Kasargod town hall, where Acharya was due to felicitate a priest of the Bela Church of Kasargod.
The accident occurred at an intersection where the pilot car slowed down along with the others, however, the two tail cars did not decelerate fast enough and rammed into the minister’s car.
The injured were given outpatient treatment at a local hospital in Kasargod. Acharya, who was sitting in the front seat of his, car was unhurt and soon carried on his journey using a spare car.
Before he left, Acharya made sure that the injured drivers were taken care of and he personally examined the drivers. He left after he was satisfied that the injuries were minor. He later went to the local BJP office and waited for the drivers to return from hospital.
“It was a minor accident. An escort jeep provided by the Kerala police rammed into the tail car, which in turn hit my car. Both the drivers were just dazed by the impact,” said Acharya. (M Raghuram/ DNA)