Solan businessman killed, uncle injured as SUV rams into JCB on flyover near Panchkula

Impact of collision was such that the roof of the Scorpio was blown off in accident on Zirakpur-Kalka highway flyover
The Mahindra Scorpio after the accident on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway flyover near Panchkula on Thursday morning.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The Mahindra Scorpio after the accident on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway flyover near Panchkula on Thursday morning.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

A 35-year-old businessman from Solan was killed and his maternal uncle seriously injured after their Mahindra Scorpio rammed into a JCB crane on a flyover on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway near Panchkula at 2am on Thursday.

Ankur Singal, who was at the wheel, was rushed to the civil hospital in Panchkula, but was declared brought dead, police said. His uncle, Arvind Sherwan, was later taken to a private hospital in Gurugram with serious injuries.

Ankur Singal, the deceased.
Ankur Singal, the deceased.

Dhakoli police post in-charge Narpinder Singh said Singal had a business of chocolates and went to Sri Ganganagar with his uncle for work. While returning to Himachal around 2am, they took the Zirakpur flyover and were moving at a high speed when their car crashed into a JCB crane coming from the wrong side without any headlights or indicators.

The hook of the crane hit Singal’s head and he, along with his driver’s seat, was tossed out of the SUV. The hook then took off the vehicle’s roof. The crane driver, Pawan, fled the scene with his vehicle.

Police said the streetlights of the flyover were also not functioning at the time of the accident.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two-year-old son. A case was registered.

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