Ludhiana | Bike-borne man hit by speeding tractor, dies

Updated on Dec 02, 2021 02:18 AM IST

A bike-borne man was crushed under a speeding tractor in Ludhiana; he was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed, while the driver fled

A speeding tractor rammed into the bike, killing a man and injuring the pillion rider in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
A speeding tractor rammed into the bike, killing a man and injuring the pillion rider in Ludhiana. (Representative Image/HT File)
By, Ludhiana

A 32-year-old bike-borne man was crushed under a speeding tractor near Ayali Chowk on Wednesday, while the pillion rider was seriously injured.

The victim, Harpreet Singh, and his companion, Mandeep Singh of Singhpura village, were on their way to Ayali from Dasmesh Nagar when the speeding tractor rammed into their scooter.

The tractor driver fled the scene, while passersby rushed the two youngsters to Mahal Hospital where Harpreet Singh succumbed to his injuries.

On the complaint of Mandeep Singh, a case has been registered against the unidentified tractor driver at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) police station.

As per data released by the National Crime Records Bureau 388 road mishaps were reported in 2020. While 281 people were killed in these road mishaps, 183 people suffered severe injuries.

The Ludhiana police’s traffic wing has identified 91 accident-prone spots in the city, of which 10 have been classified as black spots for being the most vulnerable to mishaps.

In Ludhiana, 58% accidents were reported from internal roads. Of the total 388 road mishaps, 225 were reported on internal roads, in which 153 people lost their lives and 106 people were injured.

As many as 128 mishaps were reported on national highways with 95 deaths and 60 injuries, while 35 accidents took place on state highways with 33 casualties and 17 injuries.

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