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  Metros   Delhi  26 Dec 2016  3 killed in four mishaps as fog reduces visibility

3 killed in four mishaps as fog reduces visibility

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 26, 2016, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Dec 26, 2016, 6:16 am IST

Police officials revealed that both the parties were at erring sides.

The bikers were overspeeding and the barricading done by the PWD did not have blinkers to alert the general public over road safety. (Representational image)
 The bikers were overspeeding and the barricading done by the PWD did not have blinkers to alert the general public over road safety. (Representational image)

New Delhi: Three persons were killed and four injured in four separate road accidents on Saturday night.

Two persons died after their bike rammed in the barricades which were erected by the Public Works Department (PWD) for ongoing repair work at the Mukundpur flyover in Northwest Delhi on Saturday late night.

Police officials revealed that both the parties were at erring sides. The bikers were overspeeding and the barricading done by the PWD did not have blinkers to alert the general public over road safety.

According to the police, the deceased were identified as Raj Kumar (40) and Bajrang Singh (32). They were coming from Samaipur Badli area and going towards Burari at around 10 pm when the accident took place. Bajrang was riding the motorcycle and Kumar was pillion. Even though a broken helmet has been recovered from the spot, eyewitnesses claimed that none of them were wearing a helmet. Due to dense fog, the bikers could not see the barricading. Eyewitnesses claimed that the duo were riding at a very high speed and as they approached the barricaded area, Bajrang bend down to spit and in that moment, he lost control and rammed in it. “The bikers as well as the PWD is at fault. The bikers were over speeding and the PWD iron erected barricades did not have blinkers to intimate the commuters,” said a police officer. The impact of the accident was such that they died on the spot.

In another case, a 17-year-old student was killed by a tractor in Najafgarh area on Saturday evening. The deceased, Sumit, and two of his friends were on their way to coaching class on a bike when the bike slipped on a road. A tractor coming from behind ran over Sumit.

Another road accident was reported in Civil Lines area, where a car driver was arrested for driving recklessly. The road accident was reported at 11 pm when a Hyundai car driven by Tushar Karnnath hit two other cars in a bid to overtake them. Four people in two other cars reported injured and were taken to St.Stephen’s Hospital.

Tags: public works department (pwd), road accidents, flyover
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi