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Three medical students injured in road accident on Yamuna Expressway

According to the family members of the students, the front right tyre of the car burst, causing the vehicle to fall 25 feet off the Yamuna Expressway on to the service road.

noida Updated: Aug 17, 2018 14:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Greater Noida
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Three students were injured in an accident while travelling from Agra towards Greater Noida on the Yamuna Expressway on Wednesday night.(HT Photo )

Three students of an Agra-based medical college were injured in a late night accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Wednesday night. Police said there was a tyre burst and their car fell 25 feet off the expressway stretch near Greater Noida .

The incident took place in an area under the Dankaur police station area around 9.30pm. Saurabh Singh (22), Sachin (21) and Abhishek (21) are first year students of an Agra-based medical college and were travelling towards Greater Noida from Agra in a white Hyundai Verna, police said.

According to the family members of the students, the front right tyre of the car burst, causing the vehicle to fall 25 feet off the expressway on to the service road.

“Saurabh was driving the car and suddenly the tyre burst. All three suffered injuries as the car fell off the expressway and somersaulted before coming to a halt on the service lane,” Ajit Singh, Saurabh’s uncle, said.

While Saurabh is a native of Dadri, Sachin is from Badalpur in Greater Noida and Abhishek is from Baghpat. The three students were returning home from their college when the accident took place.

The three students were rescued by an emergency response team of Jaypee Infratech, the concessionaire of the Yamuna Expressway, around 11pm and rushed to a private hospital in Greater Noida,

“Luckily, the three students received only minor injuries and they were discharged after first-aid,” Ajit said.

The car was finally towed away in the morning hours of Thursday.

This year, several accidents have taken place on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida registering both casualties and injuries.

On July 28, two people were killed and two were critically injured when a speeding Chevrolet car hit a divider on the expressway.

On June 26, two persons were killed and five critically injured when a speeding bus had hit a tractor trolley on the Yamuna Expressway.

On June 21, 13 people including 8 children were injured when a speeding Scorpio crashed into a truck on the expressway.

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 14:12 IST