The 25-year-old son of a senior Delhi police officer was killed in a high-speed crash in north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar late on Wednesday. Five others who were in the Scorpio were injured in the accident, the impact of which was such that the roof of sports utility vehicle came apart.
Vikas Maan, an MBA, was at the wheel of the vehicle (HR 10 R 9860) when it climbed a divider, hit the railing and rammed a streetlight before overturning and skidding at least 100 metres before coming to rest.
The fathers of three of the six men in the group are with the Delhi police.
“After visiting a sports club in Pashchim Vihar, the group decided to go for a dinner to Ashok Vihar. Around 10.30pm, the car reached the market in front of the Ashok Vihar police station,” a senior police officer said.
Witnesses told the police that the Scorpio was speeding and had attempted overtaking a truck just before a traffic light. Maan apparently lost balance trying to avoid hitting a cyclist. “The driver lost balance and climbed the divider and hit the railing,” the officer added.