A speeding truck rammed into a stationary truck early Sunday morning on Yamuna Expressway, leaving two dead and one critically injured.
According to the police, the incident took place around 4am when a truck coming from Delhi collided with a stationary truck that was parked alongside the road. There was nobody in the stationary truck, sources said.
Officials speculated that the driver probably failed to spot the parked vehicle and rammed into it. The incident took place nearly 4km from the zero point.
Two persons, Deen Dayal Jindal (43), owner of the moving truck and driver Purshottam (30), died on the spot while Arman, the truck’s cleaner was grievously injured. Though the incident took place around 4am, the cleaner’s rescue started around 6am, after passersby informed the police.
“The impact of the collision was so severe that the vehicles were badly damaged and three people were trapped inside. The cleaner, who was sitting on the left side of the vehicle, survived. We rushed the victims to Kailash Hospital but two of them were declared dead on arrival. The right side of the truck received the maximum impact,” Ashwini Kumar, station house officer, Knowledge Park police station, said.
Arman was saved after a two-hour rescue operation by the police, who had to use iron cutter machines.
The driver and the owner are from Dholpur in Rajasthan. Jindal trades in stone chips. Arman is in the intensive care unit of Kailash Hospital. Doctors said his condition is critical.