A woman resident of Naraingarh, who was the Kalka MLA’s relative, died and her son was critically injured in a road accident at Shehzadpur, around 40 km from Panchkula town, on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Poonam Sharma, 35. Her 11-year-old son Manthan was critically injured. While Sharma was brought dead to the hospital, her son was referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, where he is currently admitted. Sharma is the wife of Kalka MLA Latika Sharma’s nephew Ashwani (her elder brother-in-law’s son).
The accident was reported on the Naraingarh stretch of the National Highway-72, near Badagarh village in Shehzadpur in Ambala district.
The incident was reported around 3 pm, when Poonam was going with her son in a Maruti car from Naraingarh towards Shehzadpur. According to the police, the car was being driven at a high speed. She allegedly lost balance of the car near Badagarh village, and it veered off, hitting the bridge railing. The car was completely damaged. The injured had to be removed from the wreckage with great difficulty.
“The woman lost balance of the car, and it hit the bridge railing, which led to the accident. The child is seriously injured and is admitted to PGI while the woman died on the spot,” said Shehzadpur SHO Mehar Singh.
No case was registered till the filing of the report.