Four were killed on spot after a truck moving towards Agra rammed into a standing truck on National Highway - 2 at 5.30 am on Sunday morning. The accident happened near to Mathura Refinery and left eight seriously injured. All those killed and injured were in driver's cabin of moving truck. Injured have been admitted in Swaran Jayanti Hospital of Mathura.
Station Officer (SO) of Mathura Refinery Police Station, Anup Kumar Bharti informed Hindustan Times " the accident took place at 5.30 am on Sunday morning when a truck coming from Delhi and moving towards Agra rammed into another standing truck on National Highway No. 2. The truck standing was having jack placed for tyre replacement and is feared to have been overlooked by driver of moving truck who could have been caught napping in wee hour of the day".
Bharti added "Four were killed on spot while eight, seriously injured were shifted to Swaran Jayanti Hospital near to Mathura Refinery. They could be referred to Agra if it is so required for advanced treatment. Those killed and injured are yet to be identified, as they comprise mostly those boarding the truck from roadside.
This is second major accident on National Highway within two days. Earlier nine were killed in separate road accident that occurred on Saturday morning in Mainpuri district when a tanker trounced tractor trolly carrying passengers near Meethepur village on NH-2. Seven had died on spot and two died while treated at Safai PGI on Saturday.