Auto driver impaled by iron rods protruding from truck in central Delhi
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Auto driver impaled by iron rods protruding from truck in central Delhi

Delhi police said the tail lights of a 14-wheel truck ahead of the auto were not working. Auto driver Naresh Kumar could not see the rods protruding from the truck and rammed into them.

delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2017 20:19 IST
Snehal Anil Tripathi
Snehal Anil Tripathi
Press Trust of India
Delhi news,Delhi accident,Delhi auto accident
The accident occurred on the Nizamuddin Bridge around 4.30am. Driver Naresh Kumar was killed on the spot and the passengers were injured. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

A 40-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was killed after his vehicle rammed into a truck in south-east Delhi’s Nizamuddin Bridge early on Wednesday.

The victim Naresh Kumar died iron rods protruding from the truck his body, the police said.

The incident took place around 4.30am when the auto rickshaw reached Nizamuddin Bridge. The tail lights of the 14-wheel truck that was moving ahead of it, were not on, the police said.

Kumar could not see the protruding rods and they pierced through the auto-rickshaw and impaled him, killing him on the spot, police said.

A senior police officer said Kumar was rushed to a local hospital, where he was declared brought dead. At the time of the accident, he was headed to Noida with some passengers who also suffered minor injuries.

“The truck driver has been arrested. A case has been registered at Sunlight Colony police station in south east Delhi. Further investigation is underway,” said the officer.

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 12:39 IST