A speeding vehicle claimed the life of a 24-year-old man on the Gurgaon Expressway on Friday morning, taking the total number of deaths on the road to 9 since this January.
Mukesh Yadav is the 87th victim who died on this fast stretch since last January.
A resident of Rajokari village in Delhi, the victim died on the spot while his relative had to rushed to a private hospital with head injuries. She was later released.
On February 8 also, the expressway had claimed three lives in three separate accidents. On January 19, an unknown woman pedestrian was mowed down beyond recognition by a number of vehicles on the Expressway.
A series of vehicles ran over the woman one by one because of poor visibility due to fog in the morning. Since the mangled body parts of the woman spread all over the expressway, the flow vehicular traffic was also obstructed for about half an hour.
In today’s case, Jagdish Nagar, deputy commissioner of Police (East), said Mukesh Yadav and his relatives Sandip and Jyoti were crossing Rajiv Chowk flyover at 9.00 a.m. when a speeding mini truck hit them.
The DCP said, “Yadav died on the spot while the girl suffered some injuries. Sandip had a narrow escape and was unhurt. The truck driver abandoned his vehicle on the spot and fled. We would soon arrest him on the basis of the registration number of the truck.”
Dr Ashu Shankar Dar, the doctor at Paras Hospital Sushant Lok where the injured girl was taken, said she was brought to the hospital in semi-conscious state and had been bleeding from the head.