In four separate cases of road accidents, three persons were killed and four were reportedly injured on Saturday night.
In the first incident, two people were killed when their speeding bike rammed into a barricade on Mukundpur flyover in North-west Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday night. The duo were reportedly over-speeding and when the driver tried to spit out something he was chewing, he rammed into the barricade.
The deceased have been identified as Bajrang Singh (32) and RajkumarThakur (40). Singh was the rider, while Thakur was riding pillion.
Police officials said that accident occurred at around 10 pm on Saturday when the duo reached Mukundpur flyover. Construction work was going on in one of the sections of the flyover and barricades had been put around it to warn commuters. An eyewitness told police that when the bike reached the flyover, it was over-speeding instead of slowing down.
“The accident happened when the rider turned his head to spit out something that he had been chewing. The very next second, the speeding bike hit one of the barricades and overturned,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-west) Milind Dumbre.
A passer-by informed police. Both men were taken to Babu JagjivanRam Hospital in Jahangirpuri where they were declared brought dead on arrival.
Singh and Thakur were auto drivers by profession. Both were married. They were returning from Samaypur Badli at the time of the incident. The bike belonged to Singh’s brother.
“The families of the victims were informed. A case under relevant sections was registered at Jahangirpuri police station. Further investigation is underway,” said a senior police official.
In another case, a 17-year-old student was killed by a tractor in Najafgarh area on Saturday evening. The deceased Sumit and two of his friends were on the way to their coaching classes on a bike when the bike skid on a slippery road. A tractor coming from behind ran over Sumit. Two of his other friends were reportedly injured in the accident.
In yet another accident in the Civil Lines area, a car driver was arrested for driving recklessly. The road accident was reported at 11 pm when a Hyundai Creta car driven by Tushar Karnnath, hit two other cars in a bid to overtake. Four people in the other cars were reportedly injured. They were taken to St Stephen’s Hospital for treatment.
A case of rash driving was registered against the driver and was arrested. The injured were discharged after first aid.
In the fourth case, an accident was reported from the Ranjeet Nagar area of Central Delhi, where a Mercedes driven by a lady hit another car on the road at 1 am. A PCR call was made but both the parties compromised.