By: Piyush Sarna
MOHALI: Three people were killed and three others injured after a speeding Mercedes-Benz car rammed into a taxi and a cycle at the Radha Swami light point on the airport road here on Saturday.
At 5.55am, the car, having four occupants, including the driver, was coming from the Phase III-V light point and going towards Landran. The vehicle hit the Maruti Ertiga taxi coming from Industrial Area, Phase VIII, side and going towards Zirakpur and then the cycle. The taxi occupants were going back home after completing their night shift in a private company.
The victims are 40-year-old Ram Prasad of Mataur, 22-year-old Dharampreet Singh of Gholu Majra and Ankush Narula of Zirakpur. Sources said Ankush’s wife is pregnant. The injured are Shri Pal Verma of Sector 70, Pardeep Kumar of Gholu Majra and Harish of Chandigarh.
Mataur station house officer inspector Ashok Kumar said, “No arrests have been made so far. We have registered a case against an unknown driver.”
Cops said the Mercedes car driver rammed into the Ertiga vehicle towards the side next to the driver, where Dharampreet was sitting, and then hit the cycle on which Ram Parsad and Pal Verma were riding. “It then got stuck at a roadside railing. The airbags of the car opened,” the cop said.
Cops said Verma is undergoing treatment at civil hospital, Phase VI. “Harish Kumar, the taxi driver, is admitted at PGI, Chandigarh. His condition is critical. Ankush Narula who was sitting at the back succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital in Sector 71, Mohali. Pradeep too received major injuries,” the cops added.
Police registered a case.