Hema Malini was injured in a road accident on Thursday evening when her Mercedes reportedly collided with a Maruti Alto. Reportedly, the collision resulted in the death of a four year old girl, Sonam while her parents suffered from severe injuries as well.
Thursday night, around 9 pm, Hema was on her way from Jaipur to Agra when the tragic incident took place. According to an article in Hindustan Times, the actress had undergone surgery for her wounds on Friday. She was also treated for a minor fracture on her nose and received stitches on her head but now is reported to be fine. Hema was rushed to the Fortis Hospital from the accident spot in Dausa, 60 km from Jaipur, and underwent multiple medical scans to avoid any risks.
A passer-by who stopped and took Hema to Jaipur in his car said she asked him to drive fast as she was in great pain and was bleeding on the forehead. “She has been hurt on the back, on her legs and on the forehead. Doctors checked her for internal injuries,” he said. There were five occupants in the Alto: two women, two children and a man, four of whom are severely injured. But the actress apparently didn’t wait to provide help and rushed off to the hospital.
The veteran actress had been criticised for her apparent insensitivity towards the others injured and for not taking them to the hospital along with herself. "Jab accident hua tab mummy ki jo condition thi wo kisi aur ke baare me kaise soch sakti thi...koi bhi nahi soch pa raha tha...par hame afsos hai us pariwar ne apna khoya hai (When the accident took place, my mother as well as the family was not in a condition to comprehend anything but we are sad that a family has lost a dear one)," daughter Esha Deol explained to TOI. Hema Malini herself in a statement expressed "deep sorrow over the accident" and that she is "deeply pained by the death of an innocent child". Moreover Hema Malini, who has reportedly been discharged as of last night and flown back to Mumbai, has offered to provide financial aid to the injured family members.