Four dead in road accident in Hainan

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Four dead in road accident in Hainan 2012-04-07 23:25:48

HAIKOU, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed in a road accident in south China's Hainan Province Saturday afternoon, provincial traffic police said.

A pickup truck tried to avoid a sedan which suddenly overtook a lorry, both travelling in the opposite direction of the truck and caused four people onboard the truck to be thrown onto the road and crushed to death by the lorry in the provincial highway 314 in the city of Dongfang at around 5:30 p.m., witnesses said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, traffic police said.

The section of the road that was once blocked due to the accident has resumed traffic, traffic police said.

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