Speeding car jumps over median, leaves biker dead in Mohali

Biker from Morinda killed in accident, while car driver from Kharar hospitalised with multiple fractures
The mangled remains of the motorcycle and car after the accident on Mohali’s Airport Road on Friday afternoon.(HT Photo)
The mangled remains of the motorcycle and car after the accident on Mohali’s Airport Road on Friday afternoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

A man was killed when a speeding car crossed the divider and rammed into his bike besides a truck on Mohali’s Airport Road on Friday afternoon.

Police said the biker, identified as Baljit Singh, an employee of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, was rushed to the civil hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, identified as Gagan of Kharar, has been hospitalised in Chandigarh with multiple fractures.

According to police, the car was being driven at a speed of more than 150km/hour, when its driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle, hit the median of the eight-lane road, jumped and landed on the opposite side.

The car hit the motorcyclist and a truck before coming to a halt near TDI City in Mohali. The speedometer got stuck at 100 km/hour.

Gagan was going from Kharar to Mohali, while Baljit and the truck driver were going in the opposite direction on the other side of the median around 12:30pm.

Worked at GMCH-32, was on his way home

Baljit, who worked as a clerk at GMCH was on his way back home in Morinda, 25 kilometre from here. He was thrown up in the air before crashing on to the ground. His body was handed over to the family after postmortem.

As airbags of Gagan’s car opened due to the impact, he also sustained injuries in his eyes. He was referred to GMCH from the Mohali civil hospital. He has been booked under Sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code at the Balongi police station.

Truck driver Purshotum Dass was taking question papers of the ongoing Punjab school board exams to Tarn Taran. “The car came at a high speed. I applied the brakes but could not prevent the crash. My truck’s engine has been damaged. As for the bike, its fuel tank was ripped off and thrown 10 metres away,” said Dass, who also sustained minor injuries. Dass said another vehicle was called to transport the question papers.

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