Until June 27 this year, 184 accidents have been reported to the police. As many as 58 people lost their lives. Of them, seven were those who died in strange ways — in freak accidents, in other words. Here’s how
Five youths met with an accident at the Sector 7 and 8 dividing road in which Aditya Singla, 18, was declared dead on arrival by doctors while his friend Barinderjeet Singh was injured. The five had gone for a spin around 1 am when the driver, Sawanpreet, lost control after the front left tyre of the car busted. The car skidded and hit a tree at Sector 7 side of the dividing road of Sector 7 and 8. Aditya was sitting in the middle on the back seat with Manjeet and Barinderjeet on either side.
Sushil Kumar, 45, driver of a Himachal Roadways bus, was crushed under the bus after he fell out of the window when the car driven by Vrinda Kataria, 18, rammed into his bus. The accident occurred at 3.30 pm at Sector 45, 46, 49 and 50 light point. Kumar was coming from Faidan village towards the light point and Vrinda’s Zen was coming from Sector 45-46 dividing road towards Sector 49. Vrinda jumped the red light to cross the road, causing Kumar to pull the emergency brake to avoid a collision. Due to the impact of the collision and the brakes, Kumar fell out of the window.
OM Prakash, a resident of Sector 22 and a retired bank employee on a morning walk, was hit by a speeding Maruti 800 after it suffered a tyre puncture and swung off the road near the Sector 16-17 traffic lights at 5 am. Car driver Shruti, a resident of Sector 44, was rushing to PGI, where her father was admitted. Due to the impact, Prakash fell on the windscreen of the car which was broken. Prakash was taken to PGI and was admitted there as an unidentified person. When Prakash did not return home until 7 am, his family went looking for him. A PCR van told them a man had been taken to PGI. He died later.
Gurmeet Singh, 24, a resident of Lalru, was crushed under a Police Bus ferrying constables to the IRB base at Sarangpur village. The accident occurred at midnight. Gurmeet, who was on a bike, was coming from the Sector 17 side,