It was one more case of a car being driven at high speed, a few more unnecessary deaths and young lives lost. The accident occurred at the flyover in Punjabi Bagh in West Delhi when a Honda City with 7 students on board met with an accident, reports Hindustan Times.
The car which was travelling at a high speed, crashed into a divider and rolled off the flyover. The car crashed through the cement railings and an iron fence to plunge down 30 feet and land just next to the railway tracks.
All occupants of the Honda City were on their way to appear for an exam when the accident occurred. Three students were seated in the front of the car while there were four at the rear. The police stated that the car was driven by Rajat, one of the students and it was travelling at high speed at the time of the mishap.
As the car was overloaded, the purpose of being safe inside a car is defeated. Cars are made for a set number of passengers. If you overload it, you increase the risk of injury during an accident by many folds. In this case, only five should have travelled in the car, and no seven. Also, all five should have worn seat belts, but only the driver was wearing seat belt.
Ritu Singh and Sanchit Chhabra died on the spot. Rajat, who was driving the car died later on Monday while 21 year old Garima, died at the AIIMS trauma center on Tuesday. Rishabh and Raja are in a critical condition while the seventh occupant Pranav, is said to be out of danger and under observation at the BLK Hospital in Rajendra Nagar, Delhi.
A case of negligent driving and causing hurt by a negligent act has been registered. Post mortem of those dead are underway and reports are awaited.