Six die as car rams into parked truck

Six die as car rams into parked truck

'Truck driver was fixing punctured tyre'

Six men were killed in a road accident early Friday morning when their car rammed into a stationary dumper truck in NH1, near Alipur area of Outer Delhi.

The six deceased, all in their late 20s were partners in a scrap dealing business and were allegedly heading towards Murthal in Haryana for a business related work.

“They were rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead. One truck driver, Santosh was arrested from the area,” said a police officer.

The deceased identified as Vivekanand, 21, Amit, 30, Nishant, 37, Vikas, Ansar Ahmed and Deepak Yadav, 30, had left from their homes in the night around 10 pm for some work.  Apart from Vivekanand rest all are married, said police.

“Amit Singh, a resident of Sonia Vihar had left his residence with his uncle Vikas Singh. They had reached Timarpur petrol pump where Nishant and Hamid Ansari had parked their cars near the vicinity. The group left in Deepak Yadav’s Ford Ecosport car, which was driven by Deepak,” said a police officer.

Around 2-2:30 am, when the car reached near Jain Mandir at NH1 it rammed into a truck which was stationed at a corner in the road.

“The truck driver was trying to fix his punctured tyre when the car came in from the behind and rammed into the truck. The driver fled the spot and the car was decimated beyond recognition due to the impact of the crash,” the police officer said.

“We still don’t know the exact sequence of events and why did they leave in their cars in the middle of the night. We have apprehended the driver from the spot and are questioning him to ascertain the exact sequence of events,” he added.

The investigators are also looking into the reason of the late night road trip. The police was informed about the incident around 4:30 am. “We received a call regarding an accident on NH 1 around 4.30 a.m. The Ford Ecosport hit a loaded punctured stationary truck, all six people were declared brought dead by the hospital,” added the police officer.

Police sources claim that the investigators are trying to find out if the occupants in the car had consumed alcohol or whether the driver fell asleep on the wheel. However, the family of Deepak Yadav who was driving the car during the time of the incident has claimed that Deepak was not an alcoholic.
“Deepak was a family man; he had a lot of responsibilities. He was not a drinker, there must be some other reason for the accident,” said Santosh Yadav, a relative of Deepak.

The police have arrested the truck driver who had fled from the spot after the accident. “We have also arrested the truck driver, Santosh, 35, who fled with his vehicle from the accident site to Bakauli village of Alipur area,” the officer added. A case was registered at Badli police station under Section 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.

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