2 killed in road mishap
New Delhi: In a tragic incident, two youths were killed after their motorcycle was hit by a speedy truck in Shahdara district area. Police said the truck driver is still absconding.
The deceased were identified as Rahul, 23 and Prince, 21. Both lived with their families in Shahdara district area and were students.
Police said the incident took place at around 12:02 am on Tuesday morning. A police team reached the spot and found a truck and motorcycle with youths lying on pool of blood on street. They were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to the injuries.
Police said the incident happened near Dilshad Garden Metro station when Prince was going to Rahul's home to drop him when the accident took place. The accused driver fled the spot leaving the truck which had a Rajasthan number plate. ''We are investigating whether the deceased where wearing helmet and teams are raiding at different places to nab the accused," said a senior police official. The family members of both the victims have been informed about the incident and a case have been registered under appropriate sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Over the last nine years, Delhi's roads have witnessed deaths of more than 16,000 people who died in the road accident, data from Delhi Police has revealed.
The police data stated that in 2009, as many as 2,325 persons died, while the number was 2,153 in 2010. The year 2011 saw 2,110 deaths in road accidents, whereas 1,886 people died in 2012.In 2013, 1,820 deaths from road accidents were reported, while 2014 and 2015 saw 1,671 and 1,622 deaths, respectively. Last year, the number of casualties in the road accident was 1,591, while this year has seen more than 1,500 deaths. The city roads also witnessed more than 10,000 fatal accidents and more than 40,000 simple accidents.