TWO YOUTHS were killed while four suffered serious injuries when their car crashed into the traffic light pole at Kalibari lightpoint on the road dividing sectors 47 and 31 in the early hours of Sunday.
The accident occurred at 3.15 am. The youths were coming towards Chandigarh in a Honda Accord car after attending a function in Phase 11 Mohali. Out of the four injured, one person was discharged while the other was shifted to a private hospital in Mohali.
Two persons were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. Police have started the investigation into the case. The impact of the collision was such that the car was totally damaged.
According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Vipin alias Lucky, 26, and Surinder Kumar alias Shinda, 27, both residents of Mohali. Lucky was a web designer while Surinder Kumar was a bus driver in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35. The injured have been identified as Hariman Arora, Goldy, Devinder Brar and Seerat Singh Chahal. Hariman was discharged while Devinder Brar’s family shifted him to a private hospital in Mohali and Seerat and Goldy were undergoing treatment at GMCH. Gaurav Arora and Seerat belong to Chandigarh while the other four youths belong to Mohali.
A family member of the deceased said that all the six friends went to attend the sangeet of their friend’s sister at Bawa White House in Phase 11, Mohali, but they decided that they would have dinner in Chandigarh.
The police said that when they reached the Kalibari light point, the driver of the car suddenly lost control and the car hit the traffic light pole, resulting in the death of Surinder and Lucky on the spot. Lucky was driving the car while Surinder was sitting next to him. The four others were sitting on the rear seat.
Lucky and Surinder suffered severe head injuries while Devinder Brar suffered a fracture on his legs. Seerat suffered injuries on his chest and the doctors said that there was internal bleeding and he was kept at Intensive Care Unit. Goldy’s leg was fractured and he also suffered a serious injury on his backbone.
A police official on condition of anonymity said that the car was being driven at high speed and the driver lost control on the curve of Kalibari light point, following which the car hit the traffic light point pole. The official added that it could be established only after the post-mortem report whether the driver was in an inebriated state.
The police said that they started the investigation into the case. The Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 31 police station, Inspector Jasbir Singh, said that they had registered a case against the driver of the car for negligent driving. He said that the car was being driven at high speed and the driver could not control it which resulted in the accident.
Web designer bought the car only a week ago
VIPIN ALIAS Lucky had purchased his car, Honda Accord, a week ago and had made extensive plans for expanding his business. However, fate had something else in store for him.
“A a web designer, he (Vipin) used to design online advertisements for various agencies. He was doing well and was a very easy-going person. He bought the new car around a week ago. He was enthusiastic about expanding his business. It seems that the new car proved to be unlucky for him,” said an uncle of the deceased.
The other deceased, Surinder Kumar alias Shinda, was a school bus driver. He was driving the bus of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35. Shinda’s brother who came to the hospital said that Shinda told them that he was going to attend the sangeet of one of his friends’ sister.
“Shinda used to boast of his good driving skills. He always used to tell his friends how to drive the car in congested areas and how to control the speeding vehicle, but see the eventually the speed took his life,” said his brother.
Seerat, a resident of Sector 35, recently got a job in a footwear shop in Mohali. He suffered serious injuries on his chest. Seerat, who went to attend the function on his bike, did not want to go to Chandigarh, said his elder brother Satwinder Chahal.
“He told his friends that he did not want to go in the car as he wanted to return home on his bike but one of his friends persuaded him to accompany them in the car as it was cold outside. He told me that the car was at a speed of more than 100 km/h due to which the driver could not control it,” Satwinder told Chandigarh Newsline.
Satwinder said that his brother told him that he felt like that the car was crossing over some potholes due to which the driver lost control.
Hariman Arora had come from Delhi to attend the function. His relatives said that he was a businessman and came specially for the function. He was discharged after the treatment from GMCH, Sector 32. Goldy who suffered a serious injury on his backbone and was undergoing treatment was also a driver.