Zirakpur, April 28
A rashly driven BMW car hit Activa-borne youths near the K-area traffic lights last night, leaving them seriously injured.
The victims, Honey (18) and Ankit (20), both residents of Panchkula district, work as delivery boys.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 2.25 am when the victims were going towards the Chandigarh side from Panchkula to deliver an item. When they reached near the K-area traffic lights, a BWM car, bearing a Punjab registration number, which was also heading in the same direction, hit their Activa scooter from the rear side.
Honey and Ankit fell off the scooter and sustained injuries. However, their Activa got stuck under the BMW car.
An eyewitness, who described the accident as “horrific”, said after the Activa got stuck under the car, its driver, in order to flee, kept dragging it for at least 50 metres before coming to a halt. The driver tried to restart the car after the accident, but failed to do so. He then fled from the spot, leaving the car behind.
Passersby shifted the injured to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, where they are under treatment.
Dalbir Singh, SHO, Dhakoli, said the BMW was being driven by Karan, a resident of Dhakoli. However, they were not sure if there was anyone else in the car. The police have registered a case at the Dhakoli police station and have impounded the car.
- The incident occurred around 2.25 am when the victims were going towards Chandigarh from Panchkula to deliver an item
- When they reached near the K-area traffic lights, a BWM car, bearing a Punjab registration number, hit their Activa from the rear side
- The Activa got stuck under the car after which its driver, in a bid to flee, kept dragging it for at least 50 metres before coming to a halt
Sources said the stretch had become popular among youths belonging to rich families for driving luxury cars at high speeds. A few such incidents, involving expensive cars, had occurred on the road. Thomas, a resident of Sector 26, Panchkula, sustained a serious injury when a Jaguar car, that was being driven at a high speed, crashed into an Innova near Nimantran Palace on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway in July 2017.