Five Indian students critical after US car crash


Five Indian engineering students have been seriously injured after their car collided head-on with a truck in Texas.

The collision occurred as the students, studying at Texas A&M University, were returning back after Thanksgiving break in New Orleans.

The Courier of Montgomery County reported the driver swerved to try and avoid the truck when he saw it in his lane.

The five — Pranan Kannan, 22; Akshay Jain, 22; Chiranjibi Boere, 23; Shachit Iyer, 23; and Kishan Bajaj, 24 — were immediately taken to hospitals.

Life flight helicopters took two students — Jain and Bajaj — to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.

All five students are expected to survive, but are in critical condition at this point.

Indian-Americans are raising funds to arrange to bring their parents here for their care and to help pay their medical bills.

Meanwhile, the truck driver was reported to be in stable condition.

Officials are investigating what caused the truck to veer into the oncoming lane and do not believe alcohol or speeding were factors.

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