Fog causes two accidents in city

Low visibility on roads owing to fog resulted in two road accidents at different places on Tuesday morning. No casualty was reported, police said.

The first accident took place on GT Karnal Road in outer Delhi’s Alipur, where four vehicles, including a PCR van, hit one another due to heavy fog and poor visibility.

The accident happened at 5 am when a Haryana Roadways bus rammed into a stationary container truck on GT Karnal Road. A PCR van patrolling at the locality immediately reached the accident spot.

While the policemen were busy investigating the accident, the PCR van was rammed by another car.

Ten people, including a policemen and passengers of the bus, were injured. Three of them suffered serious injuries and all of them were admitted to Babu Jag Jivan Ram Hospital.

A police officer said the Haryana Roadways bus was speeding while it was heading toward Delhi.

Due to poor visibility, the driver of the bus failed to spot a container truck that was parked by the roadside. The bus driver managed to avoid a direct collision and only some portion of his vehicle was damaged.

Ram Chander, the bus conductor who was sitting on the front seat, was thrown out of the vehicle. Another passenger Daljeet sitting beside him too was injured.

Head constable Pushpender was injured when the PCR van he was sitting in was hit by a Chevrolet Tavera car having a Punjab registration number. 
 
The second accident happened at 5.30 am in south Delhi’s Ashram when a DTC bus heading toward Nizamuddin overturned after hitting a road divider.

The bus driver Snajesh Kumar failed to see the convergence point of the Ashram flyover. He drove the bus, plying on route number 427, on a divider, after which the vehicle overturned. No passenger was in the bus at the time of the accident.
DH News Service

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