Praveen Kumar, the former India swing bowler

and his son escaped without injuries when his SUV collided with a trailer truck in Meerut,

where he is based, on Tuesday night.

"It could have been a lot worse. By the grace of god, we are okay and I am talking to you," he told PTI.

"I had gone to drop my nephew but a massive truck hit my car from behind around 9.30pm.

Thank god it [his] was a big car, else there could have been injuries.

"I initially thought just the bumper would be broken but the car is badly damaged."

The accident brought back memories of Rishabh Pant's horrific car crash in December last year.

On December 30 last year, Pant was hospitalised after the accident, near Roorkee in Uttarakhand.

The accident took place when Pant was driving to Roorkee.