A man and his two teenage daughters were killed as the car they were riding collided with a truck near Bhundari village on the Jagraon-Ludhiana road on Monday morning.
The family from Singhpur Bet village of Jalandhar was on its way to Ludhiana.
The deceased have been identified as Gurmeet Singh (45), and daughters Sarpreet Kaur (19) and Jagroop Kaur (17). Gurmeet’s elder brother Jagdish Singh, who was driving the car, was injured and has been rushed to hospital, where his condition is said to be stable. The car was badly damaged and the truck overturned following the head-on collision.
The police have booked the truck driver, who fled the spot, for reckless driving and causing death due to negligence.
Sidhwan Bet SHO Avtar Singh said the incident took place around nine. The family was coming towards Haibowal. Sarpreet was a student of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College, Hambran Road, and they were on their way to dropping her to the college hostel. As they reached near Bhundari village, the speeding truck collided with the car. The impact was so severe that the three were killed on the spot and the car was mangled. Passersby struggled to pull out the bodies from the car.
The SHO said the police had initiated investigation to identify the truck driver.