Man dies after dumper collides head-on with pick-up vehicle

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 May 2017 10:53:56


Staff Reporter,

IN A tragic incident, a man died due to reckless driving at Sanjeevani Nagar police station on Thursday. Driver of a pick-up van was crushed to death after a speeding dumper collided head-on with a pick-up van.


Police were informed from Medical College and Hospital about a badly injured man rushed to hospital. The injured had succumbed on the spot as doctors declared him brought dead.
About the mishap it is informed that near by-pass on Thursday a speeding dumper (MP 20 HB 4854) heading towards Katni collided head-on with the mini-transport vehicle (MP 09 GF 0944). Driver of the pick-up van was badly trapped in the debris of the two vehicles. The mishap caused panic at by-pass as passers-by rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The dumper driver sensing major foul abandoned the vehicle and managed to flee from the spot. Accordingly, police and ambulance were informed and badly injured was rushed to Medical College and Hospital. At Medical College, doctors examined the injured and declared him brought dead.

According to police, on Thursday they were informed about a mishap near Mahendra showroom near by-pass and the injured being rushed to Medical College. On being informed, cops reached the hospital and were told by Pawan Singh Thakur, a resident from Shahinaka. He said his brother happens to be a pick-up van operator and was returning home after delivering a consignment.

After doctors declared the man brought dead, a panchnama was made and the body was sent for autopsy. As the man was trapped between two vehicles his face was badly mutilated which made identification process difficult with multiple injuries on his body and face being smashed in the collision. However, on the basis of driving credentials the deceased was identified as Sunil Thakur (30), a resident from Shahinaka. Police reached the accident spot and seized the dumper and registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC against absconding driver who was later apprehended and identified as Vikas Kewat (22), a resident from Magamuha, as further investigations are underway. After autopsy was performed the body was handed over to family members of the deceased.