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Exec rams car into truck carrying iron rods, dies

Chinmay Sharma, 38, an executive with a real estate firm died on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road after his Santro car rammed a tractor trolley loaded with iron rods on Tuesday.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2011 00:30 IST
Leena Dhankhar

Dense and blinding fog claimed its second victim in two days in the city.

Chinmay Sharma, 38, an executive with a real estate firm died on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road after his Santro car rammed a tractor trolley loaded with iron rods on Tuesday.

The incident took place opposite high-rise residential tower Vasant Valley apartments on Faridabad road around 8.45am.

A resident of Harmony Homes in Sushant Lok-2, Sharma was on his way to office in Faridabad. Heavy fog and low visibility is said to have caused the accident. The tractor driver sped away after the mishap and is absconding.

A criminal case has been filed against the unidentified driver and a hunt is on to nab him.

Rajender Singh, assistant sub-inspector and investigating officer in the case, said the accident was so fierce that Sharma suffered serious head and chest injuries as the iron roads pierced his body and he was stuck in the mangles of the shattered car.

“With the help of passersby, the front portion of the car was ripped open with the help of cutters and injured Sharma was taken out. They took him to hospital but he died on the way,” the police officer added.

Doctors at Paras Hospital declared him dead on arrival. The news of Sharma's death has come as a big shock to his family. He is survived by wife Shalini Sharma, who is a teacher at Amity International School in Sector 46, and 10-year-old son Rahul who is a student of Class 6 in the same school.

On Monday, a 50-year-old woman died while her son was severely injured after a bus hit their two-wheeler near Sohna road.

In Delhi, three accidents — two of them hit-and-run — were reported from Monday till Tuesday morning.

“While an 18-year-old pedestrian was mowed down in Samaypur Badli area last night, a three-year-old child was run over by a dumper in Shalimar Bagh. An unidentified biker was mowed down by a dumper near Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital,” a Delhi Police officer said.

Meanwhile, poor visibility led to a nine vehicle pile-up on the Noida Expressway near Sector 132 on Pari Chowk in the wee hours, the police said.