Jharsuguda: A van driver was critically injured after being hit by bolero on NH-49 near Kantapalli in Jharsugusda today.
The deceased has been identified as Dilip Pandey, a resident of Sambalpur district.
According to sources, Dilip was the driver of the van engaged in distributing an Odia daily newspaper. The mishap occurred this morning while Dilip was crossing the road after unloading the newspaper at Kantapalli area, added sources.
A speeding vehicle coming from the opposite side of the road hit Dilip and fled the spot. Dilip died on the spot.
On being informed police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.