A woman was killed and two others critically injured when the car they were travelling in hit a road divider on the Yamuna Expressway early Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Archana, 25. Her brother Sunil Verma, 28, and a relative Rahul Srivastav, 31, received serious injuries. Police said the occupants of the Alto car were on their way to their residence in Uttam Nagar in Delhi from Allahabad.
The speeding vehicle, however, hit the road divider near Chuharpur underpass on the Yamuna Expressway. On hitting the divider, the vehicle toppled onto the opposite site of the road and was also hit by a truck coming from Noida, the police said.
The incident took place around 9am. The police said that Rahul Srivastav, who was driving the Alto, failed to negotiate the turn. Police said that the trio had left early from Allahabad after attending a wedding.
Passersby who had noticed the toppled vehicle saw the trio bleeding and halted traffic on the road. The patrol team of the Yamuna Expressway, responsible for its maintenance, reached the spot and informed the police.
The trio was taken to Sharda Hospital in Knowledge Park-3, where doctors declared Archana dead on arrival. The two other accident victims, who had received multiple injuries, are undergoing treatment.
According to the police, the doctors said that the duo’s condition was critical. Archana’s body was taken for post-mortem examination after her family members reached the hospital.
“When we reached the spot, the trio was stuck inside the car. We rescued them and shifted them to a hospital, where Archana was declared brought dead. A has been registered in this regard. The injured could not recollect the sequence of events,” SK Tyagi, station house officer of Kasna police station, said.
Earlier on February 5, two people were killed and two others seriously injured when a bus was hit by a speeding truck on the Yamuna Expressway. The bus was on its way from Agra to Delhi, ferrying a wedding party.