1 killed, 13 injured in three mishaps on misty Sunday
Poor visibility in the Capital caused three accidents on early Sunday morning. One person was killed while 13 were injured in the mishaps.delhi Updated: Nov 20, 2011 23:44 IST
Poor visibility in the Capital caused three accidents on early Sunday morning. One person was killed while 13 were injured in the mishaps.
The first accident took place at around 1am in south Delhi's Lodhi Colony. A 30-year-old housewife rammed her luxury Porsche SUV into a motorcycle, injuring the two riders, at Dayal Singh College traffic intersection near Sai Baba temple.
The injured have been identified as Neeraj Singh and his friend Navin Upreti.
A senior police officer said the SUV was being driven by Aashima Aggarwal, a resident of Punjabi Bagh in west Delhi.
"Apparently, due to the fog, the woman failed to spot the motorcycle and rammed straight into it. The impact of the hit caused the two riders to fall off the two-wheeler. They were rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre from where they were discharged later," said the senior officer.
Aashima was arrested for rash and negligent driving. She was later released on bail but her SUV was impounded.
The second accident occurred at around 3.30am in outer Delhi's Alipur where a 35-year-old man was killed while 10 others were injured when the Maruti van they were travelling in, rammed into a stationary mini truck from behind. The deceased has been identified as Devendra Kumar.
In the third accident a radio taxi driver was injured after his vehicle was hit by a speeding Hyundai Verna car on Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Police said the accident occurred at around 4am due the reduced visibility on the road.
"We advise people to install fog lamps in their vehicles. We also request people to drive slowly during foggy weather and avoid overtaking as far as possible. Driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited," said a senior traffic police officer.
First Published: Nov 20, 2011 23:39 IST