72-year-old hit by car outside highrise on Diwali night dies

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Noida: A 72-year-old man, who was among three persons injured in a hit-and-run on Diwali evening outside a housing society in Sector 119, succumbed to injuries on Saturday.On November 12, a red Swift had ploughed into a crowd bursting crackers on the road opposite Eldeco Amantran, injuring Vijay Pal Singh (72), his son-in-law Saurabh Singh (42) and their friends 8-year-old daughter.They were waiting by the road before heading to a restaurant for dinner.The car knocked Saurabh and the girl to the ground, but the septuagenarian was dragged on its roof for a few metres. He fell onto the road when the driver took a sharp turn and was then taken to Kailash Hospital. He was on life support since then.A video of the incident was circulated widely on social media.Kamesh Kumar, a resident of the Eldeco Amantran society whose daughter was also hit by the car, said Vijay Pal suffered multiple fractures on the skull and limbs.Ever since the accident, we had been praying for the recovery of all three. The hospital discharged my daughter on Wednesday and Saurabh on Thursday. But uncle (Vijay Pal) succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning. He was the most critical of them all and was on ventilator support, he added.Kumars daughter suffered injuries to her spine. She has been bedridden since then. We brought her home, but its a long road to recovery. Saurabh is also recuperating at home, he said.Three men have been arrested so far under sections 279 (rash driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the IPC. Police have identified the accused as Vikas Yadav, who was behind the wheel when the accident occurred, and his friends, Golu Yadav and Dinesh Yadav. All three are residents of Sorkha village, which is under the jurisdiction of Sector 113 police station.Now that one of the victims has died, we will add relevant IPC sections to the FIR and file a chargesheet accordingly, said Shakti Avasthy, the additional DCP.3 injured in eway crashIn another hit-and-run on Saturday afternoon, an unidentified vehicle crashed into a Swift Dzire on the Yamuna Expressway in Jewar, leaving three of a family grievously injured.Police said they received information about the accident around 2pm on Saturday. A passerby alerted a police patrolling vehicle on the expressway about the accident near the 34-milestone mark. A team was sent to the accident site from Jewar police station, a senior officer said.The car had four members of a family and the driver. All five were taken to Kailash Hospital. Doctors admitted three of them, while the others were discharged after first aid. The injured were identified as Dilhilo Kaffo, Vessayu Kaffo and Kevnipiyo Kaffo, all from Nagaland.Preliminary investigation revealed that four members of the family had left for Agra from Delhi on Friday and had hired a car. While returning, it appears a heavy vehicle crashed into their car from behind. Of the three injured, Dilhilo is critical while the other two are out of danger, the officer said.Police were yet to receive any official complaint till late on Saturday evening. An investigation is underway, the officer said.

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