Tribune Information Service
Mohali, September 8
4 individuals had been killed whereas eight others sustained accidents when a dashing SUV, Brezza, hit an overloaded auto-rickshaw on the Sector 70, 71, Part 7 and 3B2 crossing this morning.
The incident occurred round 7.30 am. The deceased have been recognized as Umesh Yadav (30), Suleiman, Gulab Sheikh (48) and Jhunu Paswan (30), all residents of Bettiah district in Bihar. These injured are Mantosh, Satinder Paswan, Chander Paswan, Raju Paswan, Nadu Paswan, Haider Ali and Bhim Paswan, all migrants, and auto-rickshaw driver Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Gwala Colony in Maloya, Chandigarh.
The impression of the accident was so robust that the auto-rickshaw and the entrance portion of the SUV had been badly broken.
In response to an eyewitness, the auto-rickshaw, carrying 12 individuals, together with the motive force, was coming from Sector 17 and heading in the direction of Mataur, whereas the SUV, being pushed by 19-year-old Darshpreet Singh, was coming from the Kumbhra Chowk facet. Darshpreet, alongside together with his acquaintances, was coming from Shimla and was going to Moga.
“The impression of the collision was such that three passengers of the auto-rickshaw had been flung a number of toes into the air and hit the pavement alongside the street,” mentioned a girl, who was out for a stroll with her canine and noticed the accident.In response to the police, Jhunu and Gulab died on the spot. The injured had been shifted to the Civil Hospital at Part 6. Nadu and Suleiman had been referred to the PGI whereas Umesh was referred to the GMSH, Sector 16, in a vital situation.
The occupants of the SUV escaped with minor accidents because the airbags of the automobile deployed. Mataur SHO Inspector Rajiv Kumar mentioned Darshpreet Singh of Kokri Buttran vilkage in Moga, has been arrested. “He’s a pupil and was getting ready for IELTS,” he mentioned.
Harinder, brother of one of many deceased, Jhunu, was ready for him on the spot the place the accident occurred. On his grievance, a case has been registered on the Mataur police station. One of many victims mentioned all of them alighted from a practice at Chandigarh and went to the ISBT-17 from the place they took an auto.
Auto-rickshaw was overloaded
The auto-rickshaw, being pushed by Maloya resident Ashwani Kumar, was overloaded with 12 individuals. “All of them had been migrants, who had been getting back from their native place. All of them had been residing at Mataur village. Among the passengers had been accommodated by the motive force on his seat. It appears the auto-driver couldn’t see the SUV or was not capable of choose its pace,” mentioned the police.
Site visitors lights weren’t working
In response to a resident dwelling close by, the visitors lights weren’t working on the time of the accident. “I heard a loud noise and got here out on the street to see what had occurred. It was a disturbing sight because the injured individuals had been mendacity on the street and the pavement. They had been shifted to the Civil Hospital,” mentioned the resident, who wished to not be recognized.