22-year-old woman crossing eway at Shankar Chowk run over by car

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

GURGAON: A 22-year-old eatery employee walking with her colleague died after a car hit the two of them while they were crossing Shankar Chowk on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway last Friday.Durgeshwari (22) succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Monday, police said. Her colleague, Shikha (22) was treated and discharged late last week. The driver of the black car fled after ramming the pedestrians.Police said on Monday they are investigating.According to Shikhas complaint to cops, she and Durgeshwari had left the eatery at Ambience mall, where they worked, around 9pm.By 9.30pm, they were at the Shankar Chowk crossing when a car moving towards Delhi rammed into them. After being hit by the speeding car, we fell on the road. Some stranger took us to hospital. Later, I regained consciousness and found myself at the Narayan Hospital in DLF -3, Shikha said.Durgeshwari was referred to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, where she died of her injuries.Police said they have registered an FIR at the Udyog Vihar police station under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt) and 304A (death in accident) of the IPC.Gurgaon police spokesperson Subhash Boken said a team is trying to trace the accused.TOI has previously reported about pedestrian deaths in road accidents across the city. Every third person who died in a road crash in Gurgaon in the first eight months of the year was a pedestrian, police data shows. The city recorded a total of 293 fatalities in accidents, of which 104 were pedestrians, between January and August 2023. Lack of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and speeding while driving are the key reasons why fatalities for those walking are higher. Deputy commissioner Nishat Yadav had earlier said that the administration has made some changes at a few intersections to make travel safer for pedestrians.

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