Two people were killed and two injured in two separate accidents that took place within a difference of 15 minutes at the Moolchand underpass on Wednesday. The accidents ended up causing a massive massive traffic jam in the area.
In the first accident, two persons were killed and another sustained injuries when a speeding blueline bus, plying on route number 507 between Okhla and Munirka, hit the scooter the victims were riding in Defence Colony.
According to the police, the accident took place around 9:30 a.m. at the Moolchand underpass near the BRT corridor. The police said the deceased, identified as Puran (23) and Dinesh (18), along with their relative Laxmi Narayan (24), were going towards the INA market at the time of the accident.
The victims, all residents of Badarpur, used to work as parking attendants at the market.
“The speeding blueline bus, which was coming from Okhla side hit their scooter from behind. The impact was so hard that the three fell off the scooter and sustained severe injuries. They were rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where Puran and Dinesh were declared brought dead, while Laxmi Narayan was treated for his injuries and later discharged,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity.
The police said the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their family members after post mortem examination. According to the police, the errant driver fled from the spot, leaving the bus behind with 50 passengers aboard.
In the second accident, 27-year-old Sandeep Kumar, riding a motorcycle, was hit by a truck 15 minutes after the first accident at the same spot. .
The police said the driver of the truck fled the spot, leaving his vehicle behind. Kumar was also rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. The police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving in both the cases and are looking for the errant drivers.