Ghaziabad, 28 Jan: At least 4 auto passengers lost lives and 2 car passengers sustained injuries after a speeding Audi collided with an auto on Hindon canal road in Indirapuram on Friday midnight.The accident occurred near the Gaur Green Avenue high-rise building.
The deceased were identified as autorickshaw driver Sanjeev (25) and passengers Yajuvendra Singh (35), Vishal (25) and Rinku Yadav (40).
“The two male passengers had arrived from Kanpur to Ghaziabad because one of them intended to attend a job interview. They were known to Rinku, who worked as a manager with HCL Technologies in Noida,” said Indirapuram circle officer Anil Kumar Yadav, adding that all the four had died on the spot.
However, the car passengers were saved with the airbag. However, the accident was so horrible that auto crushed so badly as can be seen in the visuals.
The auto driver Sanjeev hailed from Etah in Uttar Pradesh and was a resident of Noida’s Khora Colony along the NH24. He was the sole bread-winner of the family.
Police said the two occupants of the car escape from the spot soon after the accident, leaving the vehicle behind. Documents recovered from the car identified its owner as Dr Manish Rawat, an associate professor (neurology) at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
“The car was being driven at a speed of 80 to 100 kph. We are not sure if the owner was in it,” the circle officer said.
Police have contacted Dr Rawat for further details. A case is yet to be registered.