Truck driver killed, 2 policemen injured in early morning accident
A 40-year-old truck driver died while two Delhi Police officials sustained injuries after the truck driver was hit by a speeding truck at Outer Delhi’s Alipur area in the wee hours of Friday. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Laxman Yadav.
A senior police official said that the accident occurred at around 4.35 am at the Shani Mandir red light on National Highway 1 near Lavanya Resorts.
Eyewitnesses told police that the accident first took between two trucks. “Two trucks, both bearing Haryana registration numbers were heading towards the Shani Mandir red light. While one truck was coming from the Singhu Border, the other truck was coming from the Mukarba Chowk side and was turning towards Lavanya resorts. The first truck, driven by Yadav collided with the second truck. It then hit a PCR van stationed near the Lavanya resorts,” said a police officer.
The official further said: “When Yadav got down from his truck, he was allegedly crushed under the rear tyre of the other truck, driven by one Jagdish Chand (42). Chand was accompanied by a staffer, Ashraf Ansari. In the accident between Yadav’s truck and the PCR van, the police van too was damaged and two police men identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Jai Bhagwan and Constable Parveen too sustained injuries.
Local police was informed after which Laxman Yadav was rushed to the BJRM hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Police said that Yadav was a native of Kushi Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. His family has been informed about the accident. Meanwhile, the two police men who were injured were taken to the SRHC hospital in Narela.
Police said that they have registered a case under Sections 279, 337 and 304A of the IPC at the Alipur police station. “We are examining the PCR staff and the occupants of the other truck. Further investigation is underway,” said a police official.