Car rams into ambulance, kills heart patient
A 45-year-old patient who was being rushed in an ambulance was killed when a speeding Hyundai Eon car rammed into the van near Delhi Gate early on Tuesday.
The victim who was being transported in the ambulance was allegedly killed when the nozzle of the oxygen cylinder meant to support his breathing impaled into his chest, killing him in the process, his relatives alleged.
The Eon driver was identified as Mahfooz Alam, a resident of Zakir Nagar in south Delhi's Okhla. He was found near the accident spot and taken into custody. He has been arrested and booked for causing death by negligence and rash driving.
According to police, the victim has been identified as Man Singh, a farmer from Sonepat, who suffered from a heart ailment and used to visit GB Pant Hospital in central Delhi frequently for the treatment.
His relatives told the police that on the day of the accident he was being transported to the hospital. At around 1 am on Tuesday, he experienced severe heart pain and his family called for an ambulance to rush him to Delhi. The accident happened around 3.30 am.
The impact was such that the ambulance van turned turtle at the spot. One of his relatives who were with the victim during the time of the accident told the police that he could not ascertain as to how he died as everything went dark inside the van. But when he regained consciousness, he found that the nozzle of the oxygen cylinder had entered his chest and killed him.