73-year-old dies as truck jumps EPE divider, crashes into his car

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Ghaziabad: A 73-year-old man died and his wife (65) was injured as their car collided with a speeding truck, which jumped a divider as its driver lost control of the vehicle and came onto the other carriageway of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, police said on Thursday.Govindpuram resident Charan Singh and his wife Kamlesh were headed to Patiala via Kundali with their son and daughter-in-law around 6.45pm on Wednesday in a Honda Amaze when they met with the accident.While Singh died before he could get medical treatment, Kamlesh is still under treatment with severe injuries, police said.Muradnagar SHO Mukesh Solanki said the truck was driving on the opposite lane and was on its way from Kundali to Ghaziabad. The driver fled after the accident, but we have impounded the vehicle. Our teams are working to identify and nab him, he said.Police suspect the driver was speeding and had lost control of the truck. He ploughed into the divider and came to the other carriageway when the oncoming car crashed into it.Charan Singhs son Mukesh, a junior engineer in Patiala, was driving his parents to the Punjab city as his mother Kamlesh was unwell. Mukesh and his wife Sonalika were unhurt in the accident, Solanki said.Police have registered an FIR against the unknown driver at Muradnagar police station under the IPC Sections of 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence).We also published the following articles recentlyBetim resident crashes car into parked truck, diesA resident of Betim died in a car accident in Porvorim, Goa. The driver, Santosh Dodamani, lost control of the car and rammed into a parked truck. Fire personnel had to cut a rod to extract Dodamani from the car. He was taken to the hospital but was declared dead. This is the second self-accident in Porvorim recently, prompting the police to increase visibility on the roads and take action against drunken driving.4 die as truck collides head-on with carFour people were killed and one person was seriously injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a car in Cuttack, Odisha. The accident occurred at Nuasadak Chowk under Tigiria police station limits on NH-65. The injured person was taken to the hospital for treatment while the driver of the truck fled the scene. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined. This stretch of road has witnessed multiple accidents in recent months.

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