Three killed in Delhi road accidents

June 22nd, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A lawyer was killed when a Blueline bus hit his scooter while two people were run over by a speeding truck here Sunday, the police said. Lawyer Ashok Sehgal, 45, was on his scooter when the Blueline bus hit him at the Faiz Road chowk near Jhandewalan in central Delhi around 12.20 p.m., the police said. The bus on route number 358 was plying between Karol Bagh and Seemapuri.

The driver was reversing the bus but could not control it. The fast-moving bus crushed the lawyer.

Sehgal was rushed to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“He was a resident of Patel Nagar area. He used to work as a lawyer as well as an insurance agent,” a police officer said.

His family was informed and the body was sent for the post-mortem examination.

“Bus driver Yaqoob Ali has been arrested and the bus has been impounded,” the police officer added.

In another accident Sunday, two people were crushed to death by an over-speeding truck in Sultanpuri of outer Delhi.

According to the police, the accident took place on the main Kanjhawala Road where the truck ran over two cyclists. Pillion riders on the two cycles, Sheetal Prasad, 32, and Bhola Ram, 45, died on the spot.

“However, those riding the cycles were safe. The truck driver, Shivpuri, has been arrested,” a senior police officer said.

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