Fog causes multiple accidents on Greater Noida Expressway

According to Ajay Chaudhary, station house officer (SHO) of Surajpur, the series of crashes occurred within a one-kilometre stretch of the expressway.  

In the first incident, a truck rammed into another after the latter almost came to a standstill in the middle of the road due to low visibility.

"The vehicles coming from behind could not notice it and bumped into each other,” he said.
A Toyota Innova was the first to crash into the truck. Behind it was a Maruti Esteem car, followed by a Santro and then a Ford Icon and Tata Sumo. A Fiat Punto car was also involved in the pile-up.

“We knew that the fog would make conditions difficult on the expressway. As a precautionary measure, we had deployed PCRs very close to each other along the road with their fog lights and sirens on,” Chaudhary said.

The accidents occurred between 4 to 8 a.m. in the morning.
The injured were taken to Sharda, Naveen and Kailash hospitals nearby, where they were discharged after first-aid. No serious injury was reported.

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