IAS officer Keshni Anand Arora and her daughter were among five persons who suffered injuries when the car she was travelling in met with an accident on the road dividing Sectors 17 and 9 on the Madhya Marg in Chandigarh on Saturday afternoon.
The daughter of Arora, who is currently posted as deputy director general of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), was among those injured.
The accident occurred at about 3pm when a car moving on Madhya Marg jumped the road divider and landed on the vehicle of Arora moving on the other side of the road.
Other injured were identified as Keshni Anand Arora's daughter Revati, their driver Dinesh as well as Arsh Bhatia of Sector 20 and Damanbir, the two occupants of the other car.
Revati and Arsh were referred to the PGIMER while the remaining were admitted in government multi-specialty hospital in Sector 16. Revati, who suffered head injuries, was said to be stable and under observation.
Arsh, who suffered critical head and neck injuries, underwent operation in the emergency at the PGI. Police said three other youngsters travelling in the Beat car were unhurt.
Police sources said one of the injured, who was driving Chevrolet Beat car (CH-O1K-9821), reportedly at a high speed from Matka chowk side, applied brakes suddenly while trying to avoid hitting an auto-rickshaw.
As the car axle broke, the car spun out of control. It hit the roadside divider and was tossed about 12 feet in the air before it crash-landed on the official Honda City (PB-12Q-0032) of the IAS officer.
Sector 3 police station SHO Neeraj Sarna said, "We are recording the statements of the injured and a case will be registered thereafter."
Keshni's husband is a former medical superintendent of GMCH-16 and is currently posted in Haryana. Meanwhile, along with family and relatives of Keshni, SP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhary also reached the hospital to inquire after the health of the IAS officer.
Arora was shifted to the PGIMER private ward in the evening. According to doctors, she had suffered some superficial injuries on her head.