Texas accident survivor in critical condition; KTR assures help

Mounika Reddy, the daughter of Narsimha Reddy Gouni and Laxmi Gouni, was the only survivor from the family of four

By   |  Published: 30th Nov 2020  8:45 pm

Hyderabad: The only survivor from a four-member family that met with a tragic accident in Texas, United States on Friday, is in a critical condition and in need of help, according to her friends and relatives who appealed to IT Minister KT Rama Rao for help.

According to a post by Sandeep Gudipally on fundraising website gofundme.com, Mounika Reddy, the daughter of Narsimha Reddy Gouni and Laxmi Gouni, was the only survivor from the family of four, including her brother Bharath Gouni, in an accident that claimed the lives of Narsimha Reddy, Laxmi and Bharath apart from critically injuring two other persons who were traveling with them.

The family was en route to New Mexico when their car collided head on with another car near Lubbock, Texas on November 27. Sandeep said Mounika’s current condition was critical and that she had multiple fractures all over the body.

“The main concern is her neck and spinal injuries. Currently her lower body is paralyzed. Doctors cannot tell anything on that right now… She is being closely monitored with doctors saying there will be more than a few weeks of hospitalization followed by months of rehabilitation,” he wrote.

Mounika, a PHD student was living with her younger brother Bharath, a software engineer in Texas. Due to visa restrictions, they had not got time with their parents for the last five years. During the pandemic, they invited their father, who was working as an RTC conductor in Hyderabad, and mother to the US to spend time together. The family hailed from Narayanpet district of Telangana.

With other friends also taking up the issue and tweeting to IT Minister KT Rama Rao, he responded on Monday asking his office to work with the NRI Affairs team and the local consulate to help Mounika.

“We will take care, brother,” he replied to a tweet by Vivek Malipatel that tagged him asking for help.


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