Heavy fog results in road mishap, 25 vehicles collide, several hurt
New Delhi: Heavy fog on Thursday morning led to a collision of twenty-five vehicles including a DTC bus at Kanjhawala- Bawana raod in Outer North Delhi. Atleast 20 people were injured in the accident.
One lady was severely injured and suffered injuries on her legs. One car was also burnt on the road but the family in the car managed to come out at the right time. "On the spot, one DTC bus and one alto car were found in accidental condition. Moreover, a few vehicles who had minor touchings left the spot without informing anybody. A lady who was in Alto car has suffered injuries on her leg. Necessary legal action is being taken," said Gaurav Sharma, acting DCP, Outer North delhi.
The eyewitness to the incident stated that due to heavy fog, the high-speed vehicle;es couldn't see the burnt car which led to the mishap. "The vehicles collided one after the other as they were in speed. A DTC bus too, was in high speed and failed to apply timely breaks. This has resulted in vehicles piling up on after the other," said an eyewitness. Since Delhi have witnessed early morning fog on Thursday, visibility became low and it took some time for the vehicles plying on the Bawana road to negotiate the burnt car and hence, one after the other they started colliding with each other. People who were passing by also tried to help the injured and some also placed wooden logs on road to alert the motorists that there is an accident ahead.
Two wheelers like bikes and scooters were also damaged in the accident and the riders suffered injuries. Most of the injured with minor injuries left the accident spot without a formal complaint.
Some others went to the hospital and also informed the police of Bawana Police station. The vehicle were removed from the road using cranes which resulted in a traffic jam for nearly 3 hours in the area.