As per the report, the ill-fated pickup van (Registration Number-OD 05 AW 4393) was en-route to Sambalpur with four persons on board in the morning when the mishap took place. A mini truck which was towing another mini truck with technical glitch, from Sambalpur hit the van on the highway.
While under the impact of the crash the van got badly mangled, four persons boarding it managed to escape with minor injuries. However, the driver remained trapped inside it for hours and was rescued with the help of some locals in critical condition.
He has been admitted to Jarpada CHC for treatment.
Jarpada Police has seized the vehicle after reaching the spot.