Four persons were killed and six others seriously injured when two speeding cars collided on the Farrukhnagar-Jhajjar Road, 25-km from Gurgaon on Monday night. The impact of the collision was such that both the Skoda Rapid and Maruti Swift Dzire suffered heavy damage and the occupants were critically injured.
The accident took place near Mubarakpur on the Farrukhnagar-Jhajjar Road around 11pm. The injured occupants of both the cars belonged to Charkhi Dadri, the police said.
According to the police, while the occupants of the Skoda Rapid were on their way from Bhiwani to pay obeisance at Sheetla Mata temple in Gurgaon, those in the Dzire were returning to Dadri after a visit to the temple. It is also likely that the both the vehicles were likely headed to another temple in Mubarakpur, as there is a tradition that people who visit Sheetla Mata temple also pay obeisance there.
The occupants of the Swift did not survive the accident. They were identified as Om Bai (58), a resident of
Sanwad, his daughter in law Mamta (28), grandson Nikunj (6) and the driver Amit. The last named was a resident of Sanjarwas village in Dadri and died on the spot.
Another person, who suffered critical injuries, was identified as Arun. He was admitted to PGI hospital in Rohtak.
What surprised the police officers who rushed to the scene was that there were so many fatalities and injuries despite the fact that both vehicles had functional air bags.
The occupants of the Skoda, who were residents of Sanjharwas also in Charkhi Dadri, were identified as Vikram, , Yash, Amit, Sudesh, Sakshi, Suman and Zile Singh. Vikram was at the wheel. All of them suffered serious injuries and were admitted to a local hospital.
Devi Charan, SHO, Farrukhnagar police station said that a case has been registered and the accident is being probed. “The accident is being investigated. The bodies have been handed over to the family,” he said.