Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Jagraon constituency, was injured after her sports utility vehicle (SUV) crashed into a tractor-trailer at the JagraonSidhwan Bet road on Saturday morning due to dense fog.
She was heading towards Sidhwan Bet for her election campaign when the accident took place at around 7.30 am.
Sarabjit suffered head injuries and her driver Gurdeep Singh fractured one of his legs in the incident. They were rushed to a private hospital in Moga where their condition is stated to be out of danger. Doctors said she has been advised rest for the next four to five days, ruling out her chances of campaigning.
The driver of the tractortrailer, Gurvinder Singh of village Bodhalwala, died at the spot.
Jagraon Sadar SHO Bhupinder Kaur said the tractor-trailer was stranded on the road as it had collided with another tractortrailer some time ago. He said the impact of the collision was so forceful that the SUV was completely damaged.
ASI Ramji Das, who is investigating the matter, said poor visibility due to fog was the reason behind the mishap.