Ludhiana: Accident victim dies waiting for ambulance
The victim, identified as Ravi Kumar of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, was knocked down by a speeding truck near Samrala Chowk on Monday night.punjab Updated: Aug 09, 2017 16:16 IST
A 36-year-old motorcyclist, who sustained severe head injuries and was waiting for medical help, died after the ambulance failed to turn up on time.
The victim, identified as Ravi Kumar of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, was knocked down by a speeding truck near Samrala Chowk on Monday night. He sustained severe injuries after his head hit the divider of the road.
Passers-by said that they informed the police and also dialed 108 to call an ambulance but both failed to reach the spot in time. The victim’s father, Gyan Singh, said Ravi had left the house in the evening on his motorcycle when a speeding truck hit him near Samrala Chowk. He said that eye witnesses told him that they had called an ambulance but it did not reach the spot even after half an hour. “Moreover, the police too reached only after half an hour and by then Ravi had succumbed to his injuries,” Singh said. He added that he was told by onlookers that the police personnel took Ravi to the hospital in a three-wheeler.
Rakhi celebrations turn sour
The inconsolable father also said that Kumar was the only brother of four sisters. “Nothing can be more tragic for my four daughters to lose their only brother on Raksha Bandhan. The deceased was survived by a wife and three children.
Truck driver caught by onlookers
After the incident, the truck driver reportedly attempted to flee the spot but the onlookers nabbed him and handed him over to police. Inspector Bikranjit Singh, SHO at Division Number 7 police station said, “The accused has been identified as Sonu of Tranport Nagar. The police have seized the truck. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304-A (causing death due to negligence) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered.