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Rash driving claims two lives on BRT corridor

delhi Updated: Dec 21, 2010 01:06 IST
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Bus Rapid Transit corridor

Two persons were killed in separate accidents on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in south Delhi on Monday, police said. In the first incident, a 25-year-old man was killed, while his brother-in-law and two friends were injured when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a road divider in Chirag Dilli around 3:30 am.

The iron rod from the railing impaled the driver, Raju, who died on the spot.

“It took over an hour to remove the iron rod from his body,” a senior police official said.

Raju and his brother-in-law Kalu were returning to their home in Pul Prahladpur from Faridabad when the accident took place.

According to eyewitnesses, the speeding vehicle rammed into the road divider and then hit the iron railing.

“The vehicle got stuck as one iron rod tore through the seat while another pierced through Raju’s body,” the official said.

All of them were taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where the driver was declared brought dead.

Karan Singh of Pul Prahladpur, the owner of the vehicle, had engaged Raju as his driver. Police have impounded the vehicle and registered a case.

In another incident, 25-year-old Raj Kishore was crushed to death by a Blueline bus while he was getting down from it at Ambedkar Nagar around 10 am. The victim was on his way to Sarojini Nagar when the accident occurred.

“The victim was alighting when the bus driver suddenly turned the vehicle right. He fell down and came under the wheels,” the police official

Kishore was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The driver of the bus Ramesh Kumar has been arrested.

In a separate incident, two bikers were seriously injured at Safdarjung flyover when a Blueline bus hit their motorcycle from behind. Both were rushed to the AIIMS for medical treatment.