One killed, 8 injured in hit-and-run accidents in Delhi

December 12th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A 25-year-old labourer from Bihar was killed after he was hit by a vehicle in northwest Delhi, while in another accident eight people, including a newly wed couple, suffered injuries after their car was hit by a truck in the same area, the police said Friday.Dharam Singh from Bihar was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Alipur area late Thursday. He was taken to the Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The police said Singh was riding a bicycle to a nearby wedding venue when the accident occurred. He is survived by his wife and two children.

“We have registered a case and are searching for the vehicle. The victim’s body has been handed over to his family after post-mortem examination,” said a police official.

In the other accident, eight people, including newly weds Krishan Lal and Meenakshi, suffered injuries when a speeding truck hit their Sumo car near Netaji Subash Place Metro station in the same area late Thursday.

After the marriage ceremonies at Meenakshi’s residence in Rohini-Sector 3, Krishan Lal and his family were returning to Rajasthan when their car was hit by a truck. The Sumo overturned after ramming a divider.

The driver of the truck managed to flee.

The injured were admitted to Max Hospital and were discharged after first-aid.

“The driver of the Sumo car is still critical. We have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the absconding truck driver,” said a police officer.

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