Four minors among six of family injured in accident on Sohna Road in Gurgaon

  • Gulam Jeelani, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 00:50 IST
Gaurav (15) and Parminder (13) are undergoing treatment at civil hospital. (HT Photo)

Six members of a family, returning to Kherla village from a fair in Sohna, were injured after a speeding pickup van hit their Honda Civic on Sohna road on Monday night.

The injured include four minors and a woman. Two of the injured are critical. Rohit Kumar, who was driving the car, was unhurt.

Police said Rohit and family were returning to their home in Kherla village after attending Teej festival in Sohna when the van hit the car near Damdama crossing around 10:30 pm.

The injured are Rohit’s wife Saroj, his daughters Kanishka (6 months) and Bhumi (2), and his cousins Gaurav (15), Parminder (13) and Tulsi (19).

Gaurav and Parimander are undergoing treatment at civil hospital, Gurgaon, and they are critical. Saroj, Bhumi, Kanishka and Tulsi are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Sohna.

Rohit, in his complaint filed at the Sadar police station, said the pickup van driver was driving rashly and hit his car first from behind, and then from the side. The driver fled the accident site, he said.

Based on Rohit’s complaint, police have booked the unknown driver of the pick up van that was seized by the police.

“A case of rash and negligent driving has been filed against the unknown accused. The van has been seized and we will arrest the accused soon,” a police spokesperson said.

A 24-year-old pizza delivery boy was critically injured after the two-wheeler on which he was travelling was hit by a speeding private bus on Sohna road on Saturday afternoon.

19-year-old dies

A 19-year-old man died when his motorcycle collided with another two-wheeler in Badshahpur on Monday.

Police have identified the victim as Anil Kumar, a student living with his family in Ullawas village in Badshapur. Anil’s elder brother Sunil Kumar filed the police complaint.

The other person involved in the accident is Pradeep from Badshapur.

Police said Anil was taken to Artemis hospital in Sector 51 and he was referred to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi where he was declared brought dead.

“We have arrested Pradeep and registered a case. He has been sent to judicial custody,” sub-inspector Arvind Kumar, the investigating officer, said.

A case has been registered under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (death by negligence) of the IPC.

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