2 killed, 1 injured after driver nods off

He hits man on scooter before ramming into pile of bricks

Two property dealers were killed when the one at the wheel of their car nodded off, crashing it into a pile of bricks on the roadside in outer Delhi during the small hours of Wednesday.

A scooter driver was injured.

The accident took place in Alipur area around 2 am when Rishi, 32 and Saurabh, 25 were returning to Delhi from a trip to Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Hyundai Accent car was being driven by Rishi who is suspected to have dozed off and lost control,” a senior police official said.

Hits scooterist

After hitting a scooter, the car rammed into bricks piled for construction of a house near Murthal.

A police control room call was made around 2.20 am after which Rishi, Saurabh and scooter driver Mukesh, 33, were rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital.

“Rishi and Saurabh were declared brought dead at the hospital, while Mukesh was shifted to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital after initial medical attention,” the official added.

Impact of accident

The impact of the collision was so high that the steering of the car broke and entered Rishi’s abdomen. Police took around half an hour to pull Rishi out of the car.

Saurabh lived with his family at Adarsh Apartment in Alipur, while Rishi hailed from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

A few months back, Rishi came to Delhi and the two property dealers planned a trip to Jammu and Kashmir.

“Their bodies will be handed over to family members after post-mortem,” the official said.
A case has been registered at Alipur police station and the car and scooter have been impounded.

Mukesh, who works in private firm, is undergoing treatment and his condition is out of danger.

He was returning to his Alipur home after work.

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