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7 of family killed in accident after driver falls asleep at wheel in Haryana’s Palwal

The driver was feeling sleepy and as he continued to drive, he fell asleep at the wheel, which led to the accident.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2018 18:14 IST
Press Trust of India, Palwal
The accident took place in Haryana’s Palwal district when the family was on its way from Mohali to Mathura, Palwal SP said.
The accident took place in Haryana’s Palwal district when the family was on its way from Mohali to Mathura, Palwal SP said.(REUTERS / Representative Photo)

Seven members of a family were killed and nine others injured in an accident on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway on Tuesday when the driver of their pick-up van fell asleep at the wheel, police said.

The accident took place in Haryana’s Palwal district when the family was on its way from Mohali to Mathura, Palwal superintendent of police (SP) Waseem Akram said.

There was negligence on part of the driver, he said.

The driver was feeling sleepy and as he continued to drive, he fell asleep at the wheel, the SP said.

The driver, who survived, told the police that the accident took place at 4.30am and a container truck hit the van.

Passengers sitting in the rear portion of the car were killed.

The injured are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Delhi, Mathura and Palwal.