Wednesday 19 January 2022 9:30 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Jan 18: Two adults have been confirmed dead leaving a one-year-old baby in serious condition alongwith two other adults who were all travelling in the same car following a crash involving a lorry on the A436 near Andoversford in Gloucestershire.
The dead are named as Bins Rajan (31) of Palakkamattathil Kunnackal Valakom from Ernakulam and Archa Nirmal (24) from Abhiramam, Sneha Nagar Uliyakovil Kollam.
The two Keralite families travelling in a black Mazda car were Bins Rajan, his wife Anakha and their one year old baby and the other couple was Archa Nirmal and her husband Nirmal. They all lived in Bedfordshire.
The crash, which involved the Mazda car and a lorry, on the A436 near Pegglesworth, happened just after 11am on Monday January 17.
Bins Rajan, who had been driving the car, died at the scene. Police confirmed that Archa Nirmal later died in hospital later that evening.
Three other passengers from the car – including the one-year-old baby – were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Police say the baby remains in a serious condition.
Bins’s wife Anakha is still in hospital in a serious condition while Archa’s husband Nirmal has been treated and discharged.
The lorry driver sustained minor injuries.
According to the police the car had been travelling toward Seven Springs from the direction of Andoversford and the HGV was travelling in the opposite direction.
“Officers would like to hear from anyone who has not already been spoken to and may have witnessed what happened. They are also appealing for anyone with dashcam footage of the collision,” the police spokesperson added.
“Officers wish to extend their thanks to members of the public who provided assistance at the scene, as well as to colleagues from the fire and ambulance services.
“The families of those involved are being supported by specially trained officers.”
Information can be submitted to police online or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 98 of January 17. Alternatively you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website.
Luton Keralites Association (LUKA) along with Union of UK Malayalee Associations (UUKMA) are actively helping the families and liaising with relatives back home in Kerala.
The two organisations have begun a fund raising campaign to help support the two families.
A Gofundme campaign statement read “As we all already know there was a fatal car crash near A436 near Gloucester which took the lives of Binsraj & Archa and injured three other passengers including an infant. Those departed arrived in the UK very recently with very high ambitions about their life. Now their families need our support to take them back to their home land.
Luton Keralites Association (LUKA) along with Union of UK Malayalee Associations (UUKMA) are actively urge all of you out there with kind hearts to help generously to support these two bereaving families during their most traumatic period in their lifetime.
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