Three persons were killed and three others injured after the car they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck near Sports City on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday.
Those killed have been identified as Padam Verma, who was driving the car, his wife Rani, and sister Geeta. Padam's sons Rajat and Shobit and daughter Aishwarya -- were injured in the accident. They were admitted to Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida. The condition of Rajat is stated to be critical. The family lived in Krishna Nagar in Delhi, the police said.
The mishap took place when the family was returning from Itawa after visiting a temple. Preliminary investigations suggest that the accident caused due to overspeeding. "It seems that both the vehicles were travelling at a high speed. The accident happened when the truck driver was overtaking the car. The impact of the collision was so strong that the car overturned many times," said Samarjeet Singh, station officer, Dankaur police station.
The police had to use a gas cutter to retrieve the victims from the mangled car.
According to police, no arrest has been made as the driver of the truck fled from the spot. "We have registered a case of negligence and rash driving against the driver at Dankur police station. We have launched a manhunt to nab the accused," police said.