1 dead, 2 critical in 2 separate accidents in NCR
One person was killed and two others injured on Friday morning after a truck collided with a WagonR in Dankaur, Greater Noida, due to dense fog conditions.
The car was heading towards Delhi and was being driven by Suresh who died on the spot. One elderly woman and four children were also travelling in the car who suffered injuries and were rushed to a government hospital.
Dense fog engulfed NCR with winter approaching. The fog and low visibility are turning to be deadly for those travelling on roads in the morning and midnight. The collision occurred on Dankaur-Sikandrabad Road at around 8 am in the morning when visibility went to less than 25-30 meters. The impact was so massive that the driver of the car died on the spot.
Four children travelling in the car have been identified as Arjun (14), Drishti (13), Lakshita (9) and Karan (15) while Nirmala Sharma, an elderly lady present in the car, suffered fractures in both of her legs. Two children suffered major injuries while others suffered minor bruises. Arjun suffered a fracture while Karan has an injury on his nose. The injured were rushed to a nearby government hospital.
“The accident was caused due to low visibility. The truck has been seized by the police and we are trying to identify the driver who is absconding after the incident,” said SHO Dankaur police station Shailendra Pratap Singh.
Another incident occurred on NH-91 near Bulandshahr where more than a dozen vehicles rammed into one another due to low visibility on Friday morning. The collision left around 14 people injured, out of which are critical.
The injured had been rushed to a government hospital in Bulandshahr. “A truck got rammed into the divider and the vehicles coming from behind collided with the truck forming a pile-up of more than 10 vehicles,” said an eyewitness.
According to Meteorological department, dense fog in the area is said to prevail till December 10.