Two ac­ci­dents in city leaves five youth dead

DNA (Delhi) - - DEL I - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent cor­re­spon­dent@dnain­

A man who was head­ing home to cel­e­brate his 24th birth­day, and his friend, died af­ter their scooter was hit by a speed­ing truck in Sa­may­pur Badli area on Wed­nes­day night.

Po­lice said, the 24-year-old man was out with his friend to cel­e­brate his birth­day at mid­night. They died when their scooter was hit by a speed­ing truck near Libaspur vil­lage in outer Delhi.

The two vic­tims, iden­ti­fied as Mo­hit Ya­dav (24) and Jatin Pawar (23) were na­tive of Libaspur vil­lage.

A case un­der sec­tion 279 (rash driv­ing) and 304A (death due to neg­li­gence) of the IPC has been reg­is­tered against the truck driver who fled af­ter hit­ting the two wheeler, said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer.

At the time of ac­ci­dent, they were on the by-pass road, com­ing from Swaroop Na­gar to­wards Libaspur, when a truck that was com­ing from be­hind sud­denly inched closer to avoid a pot­hole. The driver of the mo­tor­cy­cle pan­icked and crashed into the truck, po­lice said. The truck fled the spot and is still miss­ing, they said.

While Ya­dav died on spot, Pawar man­aged to stop a PCR van on the high­way, but died on his way to the hospi­tal.

In an­other fa­tal ac­ci­dent, two pil­lion rid­ers were killed and one was in­jured when their two wheeler met with an ac­ci­dent on a fly­over near Pun­jabi Bagh.

The de­ceased, all res­i­dents of Shakur Basti were rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle when they lost bal­ance. The trio suf­fered head in­juries as they were not wear­ing hel­mets.

The vic­tims were iden­ti­fied as Vikas (18), Ro­hit (30), and Vickey (35). While Vickey died on the spot, Vikas suc­cumbed to his in­juries at the hospi­tal.

Although an ini­tial probe has re­vealed that the ac­ci­dent hap­pened due to neg­li­gence while driv­ing, CCTV footage from the area is also be­ing an­a­lysed to check if any other ve­hi­cle was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent.

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