Drunk truck driver runs over man
A speeding truck driver under the influence of alcohol crushed a 40-year-old pedestrian to death when the latter was crossing a road in northwest Delhi on Sunday.
“The accident took place in Model Town at 7:40pm. The victim has been identified as Ram Ashre Singh, an Ashok Vihar resident. He worked at a private firm. He was crossing the road when the incident took place,” said a senior police officer.
Police say, Singh was killed instantly after being hit by the speeding truck.
“Singh was run over and died on the spot since his head was crushed under the wheels of the truck. Though the errant driver attempted to flee from the spot, he was caught,” the officer said.
Police said the errant truck driver had been identified as Dilip Kumar, 22, and was arrested. “We took Kumar to a medical facility where tests confirmed he was under the influence of alcohol. He has been arrested and the vehicle has been impounded,” the officer said.
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