A 23-year-old woman and her one-year-old son died in a traffic accident after a speeding truck hit the electric rickshaw they were traveling on near Transport Nagar on Sunday afternoon .
The victims, Nisha, 23, from EWS Colony, Chandigarh road and her one-year-old son, Sahib, were on their way to the doctor. The woman’s sister, Meenu, who accompanied the duo, was also slightly injured in the accident. The driver of the electric rickshaw escaped unscathed.
Residents managed to apprehend the truck driver, who was later handed over to police, before he allegedly attempted to flee the scene. Police registered a case against the accused, Raj Kumar, a resident of Rajasthan and seized the truck involved in the accident.
Meenu said the one-year-old victim was suffering from a cold, adding that the trio were on their way to a pediatrician on the electric rickshaw when the high-speed truck hit them near the Delhi road , close to Transport Nagar.
Recalling the accident, she said that while she herself fell to the side of the road and suffered minor injuries, the truck overturned Nisha and her sahib. She added that the driver tried to escape from the place but was caught by locals – who alleged he was intoxicated. She then informed Nisha’s husband, Sumit, as well as the police.
Inspector Kulwant Singh, Station Chief at Moti Nagar Police Station, said a case under Sections 279 (), 304-A (), 337 () and 427 () of the Indian Penal Code was filed against the accused.
The SHO added that police will conduct a medical examination of the driver to determine if he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
The victim had turned 1 on July 27
Sahib, the one-year-old victim, was the first child of Sumit and Nisha, who got married two years ago. Meenu said the couple celebrated their son’s first birthday with a gathering of friends and family just 10 days ago on July 27, adding that they had also already started saving money for his studies and his future.
An inconsolable Sunit, meanwhile, said he offered to take half a day off and take Sahib to the doctor, but his wife insisted that she take him to the hospital herself. hospital.
Four injured in car crash with stationary truck
Four members of a family were injured after their car hit a stationary truck during an overflight near Cheema Chowk on Sunday afternoon. The truck driver fled after the incident.
Police removed the vehicles and opened an investigation into the incident.
The victims, Kanwaljit Singh, his wife Ashmeet Kaur, his father Harmeet Singh and his mother Rajinder Kaur, were rushed to hospital. Kanwaljit Singh was in critical condition. Rinku Gill, an eyewitness, said the truck driver parked his vehicle, which appeared to be broken down, on the road and the driver of the car, not noticing, rammed into it.
Investigator ASI Kulwant Singh said police seized the truck. An FIR will be filed against the truck driver after the victim impact statement is filed.