Man, 13-year-old son among four killed in road accidents in Delhi in 72 hours
The incidents took place near Connaught Place, Kashmere Gate and Burari. A 40-year-old man and his 13-year-old son were among those killed. They were on a cycle when they were hit by a speeding truck.delhi Updated: Sep 27, 2017 11:27 IST
Four people, including a father-son duo, were killed and a teenager was injured in four separate road accidents reported from Delhi in the last 72 hours.
The accidents included two hit-and-run incidents in Connaught Place and Kashmere Gate areas in which neither the two victims nor the offending vehicles, were identified.
The first body was found on the Hamilton Road in Kashmere Gate area around 11.15pm on Sunday. The man was in his 40s, but remains unidentified. The second accident occurred near Shivaji Stadium in Connaught Place. The body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was found around 5am on Monday. He was bleeding from his head and was rushed to RML Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
In the third accident, a 40-year-old man and his 13-year-old son were killed after the bicycle they were riding on was hit by a speeding truck in north Delhi’s Burari on Monday night. Police said the truck driver fled the accident spot, leaving behind his vehicle.
The father-son duo was identified as Sher Singh and his son Vikas. Singh worked as a labourer.
A case of rash and negligent driving causing death was registered against the errant truck driver. The driver could not be arrested till Tuesday.
The accident took place around 9pm when Singh was riding his bicycle towards home. His son was riding pillion. As they reached near Darshan Chowk in Burari, a speeding truck hit them and dragged the bicycle for some metres before coming to a stop.
“The two died on the spot. Their bodies were later sent to a nearby government mortuary for autopsy,” said Jatin Narwal, deputy commissioner of police (north).
In another accident, a 16-year-old boy riding a motorcycle sustained injury after a speeding utility vehicle hit his bike in Bhajanpura area in northeast Delhi on Tuesday morning. The accident triggered protests and an irate group of people thrashed the errant driver and set the vehicle on fire.