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Close shave for trader as fog-hit car falls in ditch

A city-based businessman on Friday morning had a miraculous escape after the car he was travelling in fell into a 30-foot-deep pit dug along the under-construction Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). HT reports.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2011 01:20 IST
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A city-based businessman on Friday morning had a miraculous escape after the car he was travelling in fell into a 30-foot-deep pit dug along the under-construction Southern Peripheral Road (SPR).

The victim, Ravinder Singh, who was driving a Maruti Esteem car, lost his way due to low visibility owing to dense fog, said the police. He sustained minor injuries.

According to the police, the Sector 58 resident was coming from Faridabad on an under-construction stretch of the SPR near Sector 55.

Ghatta village residents swung into action as soon as they came to know about the mishap and rescued the victim.

Singh was rushed to a nearby hospital and later discharged after being administered first aid, the police said.

Singh, however, criticised the authorities for their negligence.

"There was no barricade or indicator to show that there was a pit or the road ended at that point. The visibility was very low and I could not make out the correct way. Sheer luck and timely help saved my life," he added.

Fog has taken a heavy toll as four persons have died in accidents on city roads in the last one week. On December 19, Kela Devi, 50, died while her son Rahul, 19, was injured.

The following day, an MNC executive, Chinmay Sharma, died after his car rammed into a tractor trolley carrying iron roads. On December 21, a teenager, Bharat, lost his life in a mishap near Signature Tower.