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Medical student killed after SUV hits crane

delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2012 01:08 IST
HT Correspondent

A 22-year-old MBBS student was killed when the Toyota Fortuner car he was driving rammed a stationary crane near Rajouri Garden flyover in west Delhi on Friday morning.

Police said Namanpreet Singh was returning from a party in Gurgaon and was speeding when the accident took place around 4:30am. A crane was stationed between Mayapuri and Rajouri garden flyover to fix the streetlight when Singh's car hit it.

The 19-year-old, who was working on the streetlight, also fell from the crane and was injured. He was discharged after first aid.

"Singh, a final-year medical student from a Meerut university was heading to his Rajouri Garden house when the accident took place. He had gone to Gurgaon to party with his friends and was returning from Dhaula Kuan side," a senior police officer said.

Police said there were no signs on the roads to warn motorists about work on the flyover.

"The authorities carry out repair works at night or early in the morning but they should have barricaded the area," the officer added. Police have registered a case with charges of causing death with rash and negligent driving.

The driver of the crane called the police to inform about the accident. Singh was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The police had to use gas cutters to bring out the victim out of his SUV.

Singh's father is a doctor and runs a private nursing home in Rajouri Garden.