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Ghaziabad: 19-year-old killed, two injured in head-on collision at Shastri Nagar

The head-on collision that took place around 4am left both vehicles damaged. The trio was travelling in a Skoda Rapid car that had a Delhi registration number.

noida Updated: Feb 11, 2018 22:39 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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The Skoda Rapid in which three persons were travelling was hit by an SUV around 4am on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A 19-year-old man was killed and two others injured in the wee hours of Sunday after a speeding Scorpio SUV rammed the vehicle they were travelling in at the Shastri Nagar intersection, the police said.

The head-on collision that took place around 4am left both vehicles damaged. The trio was travelling in a Skoda Rapid car that had a Delhi registration number.

According to the police, one of the three, Atif, was thrown out of the vehicle due to the impact and suffered critical injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died.

“The car was of Haidar’s, who was Atif’s friend. Another friend of theirs was also present in the car. The three of them were returning from a wedding and Atif was seated in the rear. They were not intoxicated or inebriated as they did not have such habits. We received information about the accident around 10am and by the time we reached the spot, Atif had already died,” Mohammad Niyazuddin, the victim’s maternal grandfather, said.

The police identified the other two as Haidar and his cousin Inam. The three of them were aged between 19 and 21. Atif’s father Mohammad Harun is a sub-inspector in Kanpur while others in the family stayed at Arthala in Ghaziabad.

“The other two boys were also taken to Delhi for treatment. We have not been able to speak to them. However, we have forwarded a police complaint into the incident,” he said.

The black SUV bore a flag and a sticker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the windshield and the vehicle has a Ghaziabad registration number. Police said that they could not locate the driver of the SUV as they fled leaving the car behind. Both the damaged cars were towed to the police station.

“The Scorpio was moving towards Diamond flyover at high speed. The Skoda was coming from Shastri Nagar and headed towards Kavi Nagar. It seems that the driver of the Scorpio was speeding and tried to cross the intersection before the Skoda,” Samarjeet Singh, station house officer, Kavi Nagar police station, said.

“However, the Scorpio hit the Skoda head-on. The victim was thrown out of the car and died after he suffered critical injuries. The other two victims were also rushed to the hospital. It seems that the occupants of both the cars were returning from a wedding,” he said.

The front airbags of both the vehicles had opened and the men sitting in front survived. “We are trying to trace the owner of the Scorpio. On the basis of the complaint, a case will be registered against the accused. The Scorpio has been seized and we are trying to locate the owner. The two of the injured were taken by their families for further treatment in Delhi,” Singh said.

First Published: Feb 11, 2018 22:39 IST