The driver of the car in which renowned musician Balabhaskar and family were travelling and which met with the accident, stated that the vehicle was driven by Balabhaskar. His driver Arjun who survived the accident with injuries had given a statement to the police.
Arjun had driven the car from Thrissur to Kollam early morning. Arjun said that they have stopped briefly in Kollam for having juice and after that Balabhaskar began to drive. Lakshmi and their daughter were sitting in the front seat. Arjun, who sat on the backseat, was sleeping at the time of the accident.
The police will also record the statement of Balabhaskar’s wife Lakshmi. She was not yet discharged from the hospital. Police informed that they will collect more details of the injuries of Arjun to determine if he had worn the seatbelt. The car in which Balabhaskar and family was travelling met with an accident on September 25 early morning at Pallippuram. The car which was coming from Kollam lost control and rammed into a tree. Balabhaskar and his daughter died in the mishap.