5 injured in back-to-back accidents near Vijay Chowk, fog to blame

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2015 02:21 IST
Mangled remains of the Audi and a PCR van that were involved on Friday night’s accident on Rajpath. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Five people, including two women and a policeman, were injured on Friday night after several vehicles collided with each other in the high-security area of Vijay Chowk. The incident took place a night before the city witnessed its first fog and is supposed to have been caused by reduced road visibility.

A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered against all the drivers, police said, with all the injured being said to be out of danger.

Hours after the accident, Delhi Police took to their Twitter account and advised Delhiities to drive carefully as the city had witnessed its first spell of fog.

According to the police, on Friday a speeding Honda City car headed towards Rafi Marg first collided with a Maruti SX4 going towards Vijay Chowk. Police said that the Honda City was speeding and after the collision, it hit a pavement and came to a halt.

“A PCR van immediately came to the spot and took the occupants of the cars to a hospital. While the PCR and the two cars were still on the spot, a speeding Audi came from Rail Bhawan and rammed the three stationay vehicles,” police said.

Police said that the driver of the Audi, a businessman from Patel Nagar, was speeding and could not see the cars due to low visibility.

“The driver did not only ram the PCR, Honda City and SX4 but also hit an Alto and a Zen Estilo car in the area. Two bike riders had a close shave but were not injured”, the police said.

After ramming the cars, the Audi driver managed to escape from the spot.

“Immediate action was taken and a police team was called. The police rushed the injured to a hospital where they were said to be out of danger. We have identified the driver of the Audi car and he has been called in for questioning. The matter is under investigation,” police said.

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