Speeding vehicles claimed two lives in SAS Nagar on Monday. In the first incident, Sandeep Singh, 38, of Maloya in Chandigarh, was killed after a speeding car rammed into his motorcycle at Kharar on Monday afternoon.
Sandeep was on his way to Kharar when the car driven by Gurmail Singh, resident of Sohana, rammed into him. Though Gurmail rushed the victim to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
The police have booked Gurmail under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
He was arrested, but later released on bail. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after post-mortem examination.
Later in the day, Mehar Singh and Iqbal Singh, both relatives, were crossing a bridge at Roda village in Kharar on a two-wheeler when a speeding car rammed into their vehicle on Monday evening.
The unidentified car driver managed to flee the spot, leaving the seriously injured duo on the road.
While Mehar lost consciousness, Iqbal managed to call the police, who rushed the victims to a local hospital.
There Mehar succumbed to his injuries, while Iqbal continues to be critical.
A case under sections 279, 304A, 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing dam-age to the amount of fifty rupees) of the IPC has been registered.