2 killed as truck rams into car on Yamuna Expressway
The other three passengers of the car sustained injuries
Greater Noida: In yet another tragic road accident at Yamuna Expressway, two women aged 32 and 14 years were killed after a speeding truck rammed into their SUV car from behind in Rabupura area of Greater Noida on Yamuna Expressway.
Cops said that the other three passengers of the car, including two minor kids, sustained injuries and they have been admitted to the hospital. The truck driver was also severely injured and he has been kept under Intense Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
According to police, the incident occurred around 1:30 am on Friday. Among the victims, Beena (32) and her niece Rekha (14) have died while her husband Bhagwan Singh (40) and two kids Pragyan (4)and Tanvi (6) were injured in the incident. The truck driver was identified as Pappu (38) who was also critically injured.
Ashok Venkatesh, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Station House Officer of Rabupura police station said that the family was travelling from Alvar district in Rajasthan towards Delhi.
"Six members of a family were travelling in a XUV 500 car towards Delhi when a speeding truck, ferrying Mangoes from Andhra Pradesh to Azadpur market in Delhi, rammed into their car from behind and later overturned on the car after losing control. All the occupants of the car including the truck driver were critically injured and police acted on an information conveyed by a passerby. Highway patrolling police along with a team from Rabupura police station rushed to the spot while cutters were used to pull out victims from the mangled car. The victims were rushed to Kailash hospital where Beena and Rekha were declared brought dead while other have been admitted to the hospital. The bodies of deceased have been handed over to the family after getting the post mortem done," said Venkatesh. "Prima Facie it appears that the truck driver might have dozed off and he failed to notice the vehicle. The truck was also loaded which made the driver lose his control and it overturned and collapsed on the car," added Venkatesh.
Meanwhile police have lodged a case into the matter.
"Based on the complaint filed from one of victim's family an FIR under sections 304 A (death by negligence), 279 (Rash Driving), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered while further investigations are underway," the officer said.
Rajesh Meena, injured Bhagwan Singh's brother, told Millennium Post that the family was returning from a marriage that happened on May 7.
"My elder brother Bhagwan Singh, who works at MCD in New Delhi was returning from a marriage of a close relative. They had left Alwar around 8 pm on Thursday while the incident occurred around 1:30 am," said Rajesh.