Jaipur, Jan 4 : The District Collector (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rajastan’s Barmer district were severely injured when a drunk driver rammed his car into their vehicle, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

DC Shivprasad Singh Madan and SP Gagandeep Singhla had visited Pachpadra on Wednesday to monitor the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in the town on January 14 to inaugurate a refinery.

While they were returning on Wednesday night, their vehicle was hit hard by a Bolero SUV driven by Haneef Khan, who was drunk at the time of the accident, the officer said.

Madan and Singhla’s vehicle then fell into a 15-feet deep trench.

Four people were taken out of the vehicle after it was cut open from different sides, the police said.

While the DC and the SP were taken to a Barmer hospital, the driver of their vehicle was rushed to a Jodhpur hospital as he had sustained more critical injuries.

Khan is also undergoing treatment, the official added.