High­way col­li­sion claims 2 in Jiad­ing

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - Ni Yin­bin

TWO peo­ple died and six others were in­jured early yes­ter­day when a van rear- ended a truck on a city ex­press­way in sub­ur­ban Jiad­ing District.

The po­lice said the van was driv­ing at a high speed and the dis­tance be­tween the ve­hi­cles was not long enough. They re­minded lo­cals to strictly fol­low traf­fic rules while driv­ing.

The crash hap­pened about 12am on the Hu­jia Ex­press­way, po­lice said. The truck was rammed into by an Iveco van about 300 me­ters from the exit to Jiad­ing. The district traf­fic po­lice said the head of the van was to­tally de­stroyed.

“Three peo­ple were trapped in the Iveco and two of them were pro­nounced dead af­ter the res­cue crew brought them out,” said Qiao Zhonglin, a po­lice of­fi­cer. “The other one suf­fered some frac­tures.”

Other pas­sen­gers of the van were slightly in­jured. All the in­jured, ex­cept the one with frac­tures, were dis­charged from hos­pi­tal later.

The force of the col­li­sion even pushed the 5-ton truck dozens of me­ters away with its rear win­dow smashed.

Three peo­ple in the truck were in­jured, po­lice said.

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