Noida expressway: MBBS student of Sharda University dies in car crash
An MBBS student of Sharda University was killed and another was critically injured in a road accident on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Sunday night.Updated: Feb 28, 2017 21:13 IST
An MBBS student of Sharda University was killed and another critically injured after the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle near Sector 150 on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Sunday night.
Last week, another student of Sharda University, Paras Ahluwalia, died on Thursday in a similar incident near Sector 144 on the same stretch of the expressway.
According to the police, the accident took place between 11:30pm and midnight. An MBBS student, Shubham Nag, 23, died and another, Aaryan Dhillon, 25, was critically injured. Dhillon suffered severe injuries to his rib cage and is in a critical state. He is being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Sharda Hospital.
Manish Kumar Sharma, the station house officer of Knowledge Park police station said, “They might have been speeding on the expressway and lost control of the vehicle at a curve near Sector 150. Their vehicle skidded and overturned several times.”
Nag and Dhillon were driving a Honda Jazz, and were on their way to the university campus when the incident took place. The two have completed their four-year MBBS course and were doing their internship.
Nag is from Himachal Pradesh and Dhillion from Chandigarh. Their families have been informed of the incident.
A student of Sharda University, Zubair, told HT that both Nag and Dhillon wore seat belts and the airbags were also deployed automatically following the crash.
Nag was driving the vehicle and Dhillon was seated in the front with him. The vehicle was damaged on the driver’s side, which injured Nag grievously, he said.
Zubair said the stretch has become an accident prone area. “A patch of the expressway near Sector 150 is worn out. Loose gravel was also dumped along the road, which made the curve deadly. Any vehicle moving at a moderate speed would skid in such conditions.”
A Suzuki Alto also crashed after skidding near the curve around the same time of the incident. The Alto was also lying on the roadside.
Authorities haven’t put any signage on the expressway either and this is turning into an accident-prone zone, Zubair said.
However, officials refuted claims that accidents were taking place due to the condition of the road. “I do not think that the design of the curve or rubble is causing accidents near Shafipur village (Sector 150) on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Accidents take place due to speeding on the expressway, as revealed in past cases. I have got all small patches that were dug up repaired to ensure a smooth ride to commuters,” Mohamad Ishrat, senior project engineer of the Noida authority, said.
First Published: Feb 27, 2017 16:44 IST