Atleast 10 hurt as cab rams into divider at Yamuna e-way
Greater Noida: At least a dozen students, who were on the way to appear in their examination, sustained critical injuries after the cab they were travelling in, got collided with the divider and turned turtle on the 165-kilometers-long Yamuna Expressway in Dankaur area of Greater Noida on Thursday afternoon.
Cops said that the cab was overloaded while the driver lost control over the vehicle due to over-speeding.
According to police, the incident occurred around 12:30 pm when the Maruti Eeco car collided with the divider after losing control.
"The cab was ferrying students from Botanical Garden metro station in Noida to Galgotias University in Greater Noida and around 13 students were present in the vehicle," said a senior police officer.
Cops said that among the injured were Aryan Shishodia (20), Amisha Dutt (23), Paridhi (20), Khalid (23), Bhavesh (19), Aaftab (24), Om Anand (22), Mayank (20), Chandan (20) and Mudit. Police officials said that six students were critically injured and were admitted to Intense Care Unit (ICU) of Kailash hospital in Greater Noida.
"A passerby conveyed information to police and a team rushed to the spot. Police began the rescue operation while all the victims were rushed to Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida. Around six students who were critically injured were admitted in ICU," said Samresh Kumar Singh, Station house Officer of Dankaur police station in Greater Noida.
The officer further said that the driver of the cab is absconding after the incident.
"As we reached the spot, we found that the driver of cab was absconding from the spot. Prima Facie it appears that the cab was overloaded and was being driven at a high speed which might have made driver lose control over the vehicle. There were around 13 passengers in a seven seater car among which two were declared critical by the doctors. We are making efforts to trace the driver of the car while we received no complaint in the case and further necessary investigations are underway," added Singh.
Chandan, a student of B.Tech (2nd year), who was also injured in the incident told Millennium Post that they boarded the cab around 11:30 am while the fare cost was around
"We were on the way to give our end semester exam in the university and boarded the cab from Botanical Garden metro station. There were around 12-13 passengers in the cab while the driver was over speeding at the time of incident. It happened in just a fraction of second that we didn't get any time to ask driver to control the vehicle. The driver lost control for over speeding the vehicle and it overturned and collided with the divider," said Chandan.