Three accidents in a day, advocate killed, 8 injured

One of the accused was allegedly drunk.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 5, 2014 4:27 am
The damaged car outside Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh on Saturday. Source:Express The damaged car outside Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh on Saturday. Source: Express

In an accident which took place at the Fun Republic light point, Manimajra on Friday night an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Urmila, 45, was injured and succumbed to her injuries in wee hours of Saturday. The accused, Sonu and the deceased were on two wheelers. Sonu was allegedly inebriated and escaped from the hospital.

The accident took place at 10 pm on Friday. Police received a call from a passerby. Urmila was coming from Manimajra and was going to Panchkula. Accused Sonu was on his way from Housing Board lightpoint and was going towards the Kalka road.

Sonu jumped the traffic lights and rammed his two wheeler into that of Urmila’s on the left side. “Urmila fell on the road and was conscious. A passerby took her the Civil Hospital, Manimajra from where she was referred to GMSH-16. Doctors at GMSH-16 referred her to PGI where she was admitted. Urmila had sustained a fracture in her thigh bone. She succumbed to internal injuries at 4 am”, said Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Manimajra, Inspector Charanjit Singh.

Her body was handed over to the family after postmortem that was carried out at GMSH-16 on Saturday.

Sonu was also taken to the civil hospital. The police officials said that Sonu sustained minor injuries and escaped from the hospital. “We have his address and his relatives are being informed. He was drunk and jumped the lights. Teams have been dispatched to arrest the accused. Police have booked him for causing death due to negligence.

In another accident which took place at the Sector 19-20 dividing road, three youths and a woman were injured when the driver of the car lost control and rammed the car into a tree. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) East, Parvinder Singh said, “driver of the car was a minor who did not have a driver’s license”.

Two others, Sehbaz and Dansih are 18 years of age. According to their statements, all are residents of Sector 29. They were returning from Aroma and saw the woman, who is physically challenged and asked for a lift. The trio were trying to help her.

The woman, aged around 25 years was referred to PGI. She sustained a fracture in her leg. The three youths were discharged from the hospital after they were administered first aid. A case has been registered against the minor for rash driving.

The impact of the accident was such that the car was completely damaged and all the airbags were open when the police reached the spot.

In the third accident, a car rammed into an autorickshaw. Police said that it was a head on collision four of a family who were travelling in the auto were injured and the driver of the car was booked and the four members of the family were discharged. The accident took place when the auto was coming from Dhanas and the car driver was going towards Dhanas.

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