The Greater Noida Expressway, which is one of the worst stretches to drive in fog, saw this season’s first pile-up after visibility dipped on Saturday night.
Twelve persons were injured as seven vehicles collided with each other early Sunday morning due to dense fog, which only cleared after 11am.
The first accident took place when two trucks collided at 3am, the police said.
“The accident took place around 15km from Amity Crossing. Around 3am, there was collision between two trucks near Moiapur village. The visibility was so slow, five more cars collided with these trucks between 6am and 9am. Two cars were badly damaged," said Ajay Choudhary, SHO, Surajpur police station.
“Because the speed of vehicles was slow due to fog, the injuries were minor. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals and were given first aid,” he said. However, those driving on the road said if the trucks had been removed and the police had deployed men to divert traffic, the collisions could have been prevented.
Although six patrolling vehicles and a crane are stationed at the expressway round-the-clock, the trucks could not be removed, said a police officer.