Speeding Scorpio overturns trying to save school van in west Delhi, 4 injured
The Scorpio driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a school van that was taking a U-turn.delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2017 23:54 IST
Four men were badly injured after an allegedly speeding Scorpio rammed a tree before overturning in Delhi Cantonment on Friday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses said the Scorpio driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a school van that was taking a U-turn.
“But the Scorpio was being driven over 100 km/hr when the accident occurred,” said Javed, an eyewitness. The van driver, meanwhile, sped away from the accident spot with all children safe inside.
The accident occurred near Old Nangal village on Pankha Road around 12.30pm on Friday. The Scorpio bore a Haryana registration number and is owned by Shamsher Singh, a west Delhi resident.
Singh told HT his driver Sanjay had been driving the car for quite sometime now. Sanjay claimed he was bringing some labourers from Delhi Cantonment for some domestic work when the accident occurred.
“The Scorpio driver tried to avoid hitting the school van, but lost control and first hit the road divider. The car then went on to ram a tree on the other end of the road before turning turtle,” said eyewitness Javed.
“My aim was to save the children travelling in the van,” said Sanjay with a bandaged head and leg. The three other injured labourers are admitted at DDU Hospital. One of them is serious.
Locals said the stretch of road is prone to accidents because of the absence of a functional traffic signal and residential areas nearby.
Almost justifying their allegations, a car and a Bullet motorcycle met an accident right next to the damaged Scorpio, less than an hour after the first accident.
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 23:53 IST