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Uttar Pradesh: 17 killed as truck rams into tempo and van in Shahjahanpur

Prima facie, police said, the truck driver fell asleep and lost control, thereby causing the accident. The truck driver, however, managed to escape and is absconding, they added.

Private member bill seeks to exempt those helping mishap victims from civil, criminal liability

The Good Samaritan Bill, 2019, also demands that “every hospital and medical practitioner” providing emergency medical treatment to an accident victim should not insist that it is a medico-legal case, requiring information to the police.


Uttar Pradesh: At least 15 dead, 32 hurt in 2 accidents

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the accidents and offered his condolences to the families of the people who have died in the accident.

Sitapur: Eight killed as tanker rams into tractor-trolley

According to police, the incident took place when the passengers in the tractor-trolley were on their way to attend a marriage ceremony in the Machhreta police station area.

Chandigarh: With road accidents on rise, child safety in focus, UT traffic police to initiate awareness drive

In March 2017, two-year-old Ekam, who was on his grandfather Balak Ram’s lap in the front seat of a car, died after the vehicle rammed into a road divider between Sector 16/17, Chandigarh. Ekam succumbed to head wounds at PGI.

Mohali: 79 deaths across district in last 3 months

Police officials say that the major causes of these mishaps are speeding, drink driving and not wearing helmets. In the city, non-functional traffic lights were another reason.


Kolkata: Deaths due to road accidents halved since 2014, says Police

“The latest data available till December 2018 shows a decrease in the number of deaths due to road accidents. Efforts are on to further reduce such accidents,” said a police officer.

West Bengal: Five dead, over 26 injured due to bus-lorry collision

Police said the vehicles were headed in opposite directions at high speed when the head-on collision occurred.

Mumbai: Audit of arterial and minor roads to assess accident spots, safety design

The move came in the wake of a Supreme Court order that was passed a year ago to check rising number of accidents and deaths on state highways and other roads by removing engineering defects in the planning stage.

Pakistan: 18 killed in road accident in Sindh

The accident took place when a speedy trailer rammed into a bus, carrying people from a wedding party, in Hala area of Hyderabad district.