IAF officer dies as taxi smashes into pick-up truck on Yamuna Expressway

The driver of the pick-up truck also sustained a few injuries in the accident and police are trying to locate him, said the official.

By: Express News Service | Noida | Published:July 5, 2016 3:35 am
IAF officer, Group Captain Nageshwar Rao, Indian Air Force, IAF officer killed, Yamuna Expressway accident, Yamuna Expressway, accident, Jewar toll plaza, delhi news The taxi was mangled in the accident.

A 35-year-old Group Captain of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway near Jewar toll Sunday night after the taxi he was in hit another vehicle. Nageshwar Rao, posted as an IAF Group Captain in Agra, had boarded a taxi the Indira Gandhi International Airport Sunday night.

“He came to Delhi from Pune and took a taxi from the airport. The taxi had been sent from Agra to fetch him,” said B R Zaidi, station house officer, Jewar.

At 12.30 pm, the taxi, an Etios sedan, hit a Mahindra pick-up truck at the Yamuna Expressway. “The pick-up truck was traveling towards Agra. It was taking a turn on the Expressway, from a loop connecting a side road, when the collision took place. Rao was sitting in the front seat, next to the driver. Both air bags deployed but the front portion of the car was badly damaged. Both the driver and Rao sustained severe injuries, especially on the head,” said Zaidi.

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While Rao died on the spot, the taxi driver — Agra resident Hari Om — is in a critical state. “Rao succumbed to severe head injuries at the spot and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver received initial treatment at Kailash Hospital and has been referred to a hospital in Agra, where he will undergo further treatment by a senior neurologist. He has also sustained head injuries and his condition is still critical,” added Zaidi.

IAF officer, Group Captain Nageshwar Rao, Indian Air Force, IAF officer killed, Yamuna Expressway accident, Yamuna Expressway, accident, Jewar toll plaza, delhi news Nageshwar Rao was on his way to Agra. (Express Photo)

Meanwhile, while the vehicles have been seized, no FIR has been registered so far.

“The wife of the IAF officer was informed about the accident last night but she was not told about his death. She reached Delhi at 1 pm from Hyderabad, where his family lives, and was told about his death at the mortuary. The family is not in a position to register a complaint in the case at this point. The body has been taken to Hyderabad,” said Zaidi.

The driver of the pick-up truck also sustained a few injuries in the accident and police are trying to locate him, said the official.

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  1. K
    Karan karosiya
    Jul 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm
    Rao Sahab ke ware me mujhe aur meri maa ko sun kar dil dhelane wali ghatna suni hai usi sun kar meri maa ki aankho me aanshu ruk nhi rhe hai lt;br/gt;Vo ek bahut hi ache insaan hai lt;br/gt;Unhone Jo meri maa ko aur meri family ko support dilaya uske liye me unhe dhaniyabaad ka ek latter lhikne wala tha lt;br/gt;Par ESE insaan ke liye to dil se bas ek hi dua nikalti hai lt;br/gt;Jai hind sirlt;br/gt;Jai hind sir
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    1. M
      MCBC
      Jul 5, 2016 at 11:06 am
      Road safety in India will improve only when some politicians start getting killed. Then others will wake up and do something sensible, instead of talk, talk, talk.
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      1. F
        freethinker
        Jul 5, 2016 at 7:31 am
        THERE ARE MANY MANY REASONS WHY LAKHS OF INDIANS DIE ON THE COUNTRY'S ROADS, CONSTRUCTION SITES, MAN MADE DISASTERS AND SHEER CARELESSNESS. BUT THE MAIN REASON ARE INDIANS THEMSELVES WHO SHOW AN UTTER LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THEIR OWN SOCIETY.
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        1. V
          vinay
          Jul 5, 2016 at 9:08 am
          India now suffers the highest number of fatalities in road accidents in the World.lt;br/gt;Last year almost 1.5 Lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in India. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;China was #1 earlier , but the Chinese Govt ensured the trend reversed and now India has overtaken China. For a few years now the number of road accident fatalities in China has been decreasing.lt;br/gt;In India it is the complete opposite , road accident deaths are increasing every year.
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          1. V
            vinay
            Jul 5, 2016 at 9:10 am
            Traffic indiscipline is reflective of the general chaos ,indiscipline and lawlessness that prevails in the country.
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            1. R
              RA
              Jul 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm
              World over, the number of fatalities and injuries on the roads during the past twenty years equal the numbers of killed and injured during the first world war. This is an epidemic of gigantic proportion and very soon there won't be a single family where one member is not lost in a road accident. Anyone listening ?
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              1. R
                RR
                Jul 5, 2016 at 6:04 am
                A large number of innocent people r dying bcoz of third cl people driving on the roads. Most of the deaths r occuring due to irresponsible driving which hurts those who drive even carefully. Such people should be given severest of punishment. Unfortunately, our govt has no wish will and attention towards solving this menace which has engulfed so many lives, some of which very precious to the country.
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