Three persons have been killed and two injured in two separate accidents in the city.
In the first incident,two persons were killed and one seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding hit a tipper (dump truck) at Sector 16/17 light point on Sunday morning. The tipper driver was arrested from the spot.
The deceased have been identified as Kamlesh,22,from Jaral in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh,and Ravi Kant,22,from Gadoh village in Solan district. Kalyan,23,from Kali Dhek in Uttarakhand,suffered serious injuries and was admitted to PGI,where his condition was stated to be stable.
The three worked as waiters in the nearby Park Plaza Hotel and were returning home on the motorcycle after work around 4.30 am when they accidentally hit a tipper at the under-construction site of a multi-level parking in Sector 17. The incident occurred at an intersection when the tipper was taking a turn and the bike collided with it from a side. One of the victims did not wear a helmet and all three were sober,said the police.
The police soon reached the spot and rushed the victims to hospital. Kamlesh and Ravi Kant were declared dead on arrival at PGI while Kalyan was admitted with grave injuries.
The tipper driver,Raj Kumar,was arrested on the spot and a case of death by negligence and rash driving was registered against him at the Sector 17 police station under sections 279 and 304-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In another incident,a 60-year-old woman was killed around 12.30 pm on Saturday while another woman suffered injuries when a car rammed into their Activa scooter from behind on the dividing road of sectors 51-52.
The deceased has been identified as Harbhajan Kaur,the head teacher at the government primary school at Sohana,Mohali. A resident of Phase 9 in Mohali,she was riding pillion. She was immediately rushed to PGI,but she succumbed to her injuries around 7.30 pm. The other victim,Anu Gupta,40,a resident of Phase 11 in Mohali,escaped with minor injuries and was admitted to Chawla Hospital in Mohali.
The car driver,Gurpreet Singh,from Ferozepur,Punjab,was arrested but later released on bail. He was booked for death by negligence,rash driving and endangering lives under sections 279,337 and 304-A of the IPC.
According to the Chandigarh Police,a total of 352 accidents have occurred in the city so far this year while the number of such accidents was 412 last year.