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Two injured as six-vehicles pile-up in Ludhiana

A traffic jam was reported for over an hour due to the mishap at Jamalpur Chowk on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road.

cities Updated: Aug 11, 2019 11:03 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times,Ludhiana
Vehicles piled-up at Jamalpur Chowk on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road.
Vehicles piled-up at Jamalpur Chowk on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT photo(Representative image))
         

A pick-up driver was left with minor injuries as six vehicles piled-up at Jamalpur Chowk on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road on Saturday.

A traffic jam was reported for over an hour due to the mishap. Later, police cleared the vehicles from the road and restored the traffic flow.

The incident took place after a Punjab Roadways bus and a concrete mixer and crusher mounted vehicle tried to overtake each other.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Rajesh Kumar, who is investigating the case, said the vehicles involved in the pile-up were crossing the main Jamalpur Chowk.

“A few seconds were left for the traffic lights to turn red when bus driver Jaswant Singh and concrete mixer-mounted vehicle driver Munish tried to cross the road. The bus managed to overtake a bike, but the other vehicle’s driver lost control over the vehicle and hit a pick-up auto,” he said.

The impact of the collision was such that the pick-up auto crossed a road divider and overturned, hitting another pick-up auto.

Meanwhile, the concrete mixer mounted vehicle hit a Maruti Suzuki Ritz, a bus and a Toyota Innova car.

The ASI added that only the pick-up auto’s driver has suffered injuries.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and his condition is stated to be stable.

So far, no one has filed a complaint in the case.

First Published: Aug 10, 2019 22:47 IST