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Another accident at Kala Gram lightpoint,65-year-old dies

A 65-year-old man died after a speeding vehicle hit his scooter at the traffic lightpoint near Kala Gram on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 22, 2009 3:31:44 am

A 65-year-old man died after a speeding vehicle hit his scooter at the traffic lightpoint near Kala Gram on Tuesday. The accident occurred around 10.30 am when the victim,S P Vohra of Panchkula,was on his way home from Chandigarh.

According to the police,there was no information on the offending vehicle as they did not find any eyewitness to the accident. The body was sent to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 for a postmortem. Doctors said Vohra had sustained multiple injuries in his head.

“From the condition of the scooter,a Honda Activa,it looks like it was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind. Though he was wearing a helmet,he sustained head injuries and died on the spot,” said investigating officer Sub-Inspector Sher Singh.

Vohra worked in an ordnance factory and had been living in Sector 11 of Panchkula with family after retirement. He is survived by his wife,a son,who is in the US,and a daughter,whose wedding had been fixed for the next month. The police have registered a case. Officers said while several accidents had taken place at the same spot in the recent past,this was the third fatal accident this year.

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