Speeding Jaguar rams into Innova causing fire near Zirakpur, narrow escape for 4

Updated on Jul 02, 2017 12:33 AM IST

The impact caused their car to catch fire, while the Jaguar was severely damaged. A fire tender from Panchkula extinguished the fire.

Jaguar car (left) and a Toyota Innova collided on the railway crossing flyover at Dhakoli on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway on Saturday.(Gagandeep Singh/HT Photos)
Jaguar car (left) and a Toyota Innova collided on the railway crossing flyover at Dhakoli on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway on Saturday.(Gagandeep Singh/HT Photos)
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

A Panchkula man and his uncle had a close shave after a speeding Jaguar rammed into their vehicle, causing it to go up in flames on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway on Friday night.

In his statement to the police, Vikas Kumar, 30, a resident of Sector 26, Panchkula, said he and his uncle, Thomas, 50, were on their way to Mohali in a Toyota Innova. As they reached the Dhakoli railway overbridge, a speeding Jaguar XE (HR99-AAM-TEMP 0090) coming from Zirakpur crashed into their vehicle.

Damaged interiors of the Innova car ( left), and Jaguar. (Gagandeep Singh/HT Photos)
Damaged interiors of the Innova car ( left), and Jaguar. (Gagandeep Singh/HT Photos)

The impact caused their car to catch fire, while the Jaguar was severely damaged. A fire tender from Panchkula extinguished the fire.

Police said while Vikas and his uncle were rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, two unidentified occupants of the Jaguar were admitted to a private hospital in Panchkula.

The luxury sedan was at a high speed that led its driver to lose control and hit a divider before ramming into the Innova, they said.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the unidentified Jaguar driver.

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