2 die as tractor-trailer, SUV collide head on
Roads in Ludhiana are becoming more and more fatal every day, with no check at overspeeding and other major traffic violations, which usually lead to accidents.punjab Updated: Jun 02, 2016 23:46 IST
Roads in Ludhiana are becoming more and more fatal every day, with no check at overspeeding and other major traffic violations, which usually lead to accidents.
In yet another road mishap, two people lost lives in a head-on-collision between an SUV and a tractor trailer near the South City area on Wednesday late night. One person who suffered major injuries during the accident has been admitted to the hospital.
The impact of the collusion was so high that both the vehicles were completely damaged. The SUV fell into a 12 ft deep gorge before overturning.
The deceased have been identified as Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Karol Bagh Jassian, who is a property dealer, and tractor-trailer driver has been identified as Karnail Singh, a resident of Hambran. Amarjit Singh, a friend of Bhupinder Singh, suffered injuries during the mishap.
Bhupinder Singh, along with Amarjit Singh, was going towards Humbran in his Toyota Fortuner SUV, while Karnail Singh was coming from the opposite side when all of a sudden both the vehicles collided near Ireo City.
Eyewitnesses said the SUV had crossed the tractor trailer a few minutes ago before the mishap. The speeding SUV driver was returning back when the incident took place.
After the incident, the rescue operation was initiated. Passerby said Bhupinder Singh was stuck between the SUV’s steering and the seat, but was dead, while Amarjit Singh was also stuck inside the mangled vehicle.
Though Karnail Singh was also alive, he succumbed to the injuries on his way to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the family members of Karnail Singh accused the Civil Hospital staff of negligence. They alleged if the hospital staff would have administrated treatment in time, the victim could have been saved.
The Mullanpur Dakha police have initiated investigation.