Travelling After Birthday Party, 2 Killed, 3 Injured in Car Crash
Police said that on their way back from Ghaziabad, Malhotra was driving the car at a high speed.
Two persons, including a 20-year old Delhi University student, were killed and three others were injured as their speeding Honda City car crashed into a divider in Shahdara’s Vivek Vihar on Sunday, 28 July, reported news agency PTI.
The police said that except the driver, none of the occupants of the car were wearing a seat-belt, as a result of which they were thrown out of the car due to the impact of the crash, the report added.
The two killed are – Prabhjot Singh (18) belonging to Malkaganj in Delhi and Rubal (20), while their friends Keshav (21), a resident of Kamla Nagar, and Arshpreet Kaur (19), a resident of Sirsa in Haryana, were injured, the police said.
The car was being driven by Lakshaya Malhotra, who also sustained injuries in the accident.
Out on a Ride After Birthday Celebrations
A PCR call about an accident near Surya Nagar red light in Vivek Vihar was received at 5:30 am on Sunday.
When the police team reached the spot, the car was found in a damaged condition. An electric pole and the railings were found uprooted from the road divider, apparently due to the impact of the car, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav.
According to The Times of India, a preliminary probe revealed that the group had met to celebrate Kaur’s birthday on Saturday. According to the police, after partying the whole night, the group then decided to head towards Ramprastha in Ghaziabad to meet a friend.
Police said that while they were returning from Ghaziabad to Kamla Nagar, Malhotra was driving the car at a high speed.
The injured occupants of the car were rushed to the GTB Hospital, where Singh and Rubal were declared brought dead, the DCP said.
Keshav and Kaur are undergoing treatment, he added.
Seat Belt Saved the Driver
Prima facie, the driver lost control of the car due to over-speeding after which it crashed into the divider, the official said, adding it is being examined if the occupants had consumed alcohol.
When the speeding car crossed Seemapuri underpass, Malhotra lost control of the vehicle. That is when the car veered ti the right and crashed into the divider.
Instantly, the airbags installed in the front section of the car opened up. However, the vehicle was at such a high speed that it broke the railings and toppled several times, reported The Times of India.
None of the occupants except Malhotra were wearing a seat belt. The others were thrown out of the car on the road near a fuel station.
So far, medical examination of the two victims does not show any trace of alcohol, the officer said, reported PTI.
After post-mortem, the body will be handed over to the families.
(With inputs from PTI, The Times of India)
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