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After arrest of accused, questions raised on road safety

With the arrest of the 19-year-old driver who rammed the truck into the Innova car on Wednesday at NH24, serious questions are being raised on truck drivers who openly flout traffic rules.
Police said that after his arrest, it came to light that the accused Nitish was driving the truck without a license. What is more startling is that he had started driving trucks just two days prior to the accidents and used to practice driving at night.
"It seems that the boy had started driving just two days before the accident. He was just a cleaner on the dumper," said a senior police officer.
The accident occurred after the youth lost control of the truck, broke the divider on NH24 and rammed his truck into the Innova.
The accident has brought into light some serious lapses in security arrangements at national highways, especially at late hours.
It is yet to be revealed how the young man, without a driving license, got behind the wheels of a dumper and was allowed to drive around uninterrupted, putting in danger lives of innocent commuters.
The police have said that the accused was asked to drive by the owner of the truck, as its driver had been absent for a few days.
"We are planning to book the owner as well. He is still absconding," said DCP East Omvir Singh.
The police are now preparing for the test identification parade of the accused, who has been sent to judicial custody.

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