Four of family suffer injuries as SUV, truck collide head-on

One of them critical; cab driver also injured; truck driver flees

Four of family suffer injuries as SUV, truck collide head-on

The ill-fated vehicles that were involved in a road accident on Southern Bypass, near Gill Road, in Ludhiana. Himanshu Mahajan

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 27

In a head-on collision between a speeding truck and a cab on Southern Bypass near Gill Road here, four members of a family and the cab driver suffered injuries. The incident took place around 1.30 am here today.

SUV turns 180 degrees after mishap: Cops

  • The police said though there were no eyewitnesses to the incident, the impact of the collision was so fierce that the Innova SUV turned 180 degrees after the mishap.

While three passengers and the cab driver suffered fractures and multiple injuries in the mishap, the condition of one of the family members is stated to be critical. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The family members have been identified as Bhupinder Chhabra (35), Raman Chhabra (32), Pooja Chhabra (31) and Arav Chhabra (7).

The truck was going from the Ludhiana side towards Doraha, while the Innova SUV was coming towards Ludhiana.

According to the police, the truck took a turn from the Ferozepur road to reach Doraha via Southern Bypass, while the cab, which was coming from Shimla, took the Southern Bypass from Doraha to reach Bathinda.

The police said though there were no eyewitnesses to the incident, the impact of the collision was so fierce that the SUV turned 180 degrees after the mishap.

The truck driver fled from the spot leaving the vehicle behind. The police said the injured persons were not in a position to give statement. Further action would be taken after recording their statements.

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