Balangir, Dec 12: A man on a bike died while his wife riding pillion has sustained serious injuries after their two-wheeler had a head-on collision with a pickup van in Odisha’s Balangir district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Sadhu Sathe, a resident of Sunamudi village under Patnagarh police limits in the district.
As per reports, Sadhu and his wife Purnabasi Sathe were returning home in their bike early in the morning when the accident took place near the village.
Locals rescued the couple and rushed them to the Sub-Divisional Hospital in Patnagarh, where doctors declared Sadhu as “brought dead”.
After minor treatment at Patnagarh hospital, Purnabasi has been shifted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital here as her condition was deteriorated.
On the other hand, the driver of the pickup van walked into Patnagarh police station and surrendered on his own.
Patnagarh police reached the spot and started a probe in this connection.