Two engineering students killed in East Delhi car crash

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2014 1:13 am

Two engineering students were killed and four others injured in a road mishap, when the WagonR they were travelling in rammed into a central verge. The incident was reported from East Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area late Wednesday night, police said.

Vishal Arora (20), Ujwal Tyagi (22), Samarth (21), Shubham (22), Neeraj (26) and Sagar (20) were on their way from Noida to IP Extension at around 11.45 pm after attending a friend’s birthday party, when their car rammed into the central verge and turned turtle. While Vishal and Ujwal died on the spot, the other four have been admitted to different private hospitals, police said.

According to police, the car, which belonged to Sagar, was being driven by Samarth. “The driver was going at a high-speed and lost control. The car first rammed into the central verge, then toppled twice before landing on the adjacent carriageway where it hit a Swift Dzire going towards Noida. A woman, her husband and two-year-old son, sitting in the Dzire, were injured,” a senior police officer said.

People who had gathered at the spot rushed to drag the occupants of the WagonR out, police said.

“The roof of the car was completely crushed. The windows and windshield were also smashed. Passersby made a PCR call and some helped take the occupants to a hospital. The two cars were then removed by a crane as the accident had led to a traffic jam,” an officer said.

“The driver of the car, Samarth, has sustained severe head injuries and is in no position to give a statement. He will be arrested when he recovers,” police said.

A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered against the driver. Police are also getting a  medical examination conducted to ascertain if they were under influence of alcohol.

Meanwhile, in another accident in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area, a speeding Audi car rammed into an autorickshaw late Wednesday night.

The auto-rickshaw driver, Jaspal Singh, fractured his left leg. Singh’s rickshaw was completely damaged and the driver of the car fled from the spot, police said.

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