Truck overturns a car, couple dead, minor daughter injured

The victims were trapped inside the vehicle for almost two hours, the officials said.

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A couple died in a car accident, where a truck overturned their car and it hit near Hyatt hotel in Southwest Delhi’s RK Puram area. Their minor daughter suffered severe injuries.

The accident took place around midnight on the Ring Road on Wednesday. The couple and their 6-year-old daughter were driving towards their home when truck carrying heavy gravel overturned. The victims were trapped inside the vehicle for almost two hours, the officials said.

Several teams of Delhi Police and Delhi Fire Services were called in to rescue the family. Cranes were rushed to the spot to remove the truck and debris.

Gaurav Sharma, DCP Southwest, said they received a call at around 12.10 am. “We found that the dumper truck first hit the divider and then overturned on the car. We supervised the rescue operation. We had to call in hydraulic cranes to remove the truck,” Sharma added.

A senior police officer said the couple and their daughter were taken out at around 2.30 am. All three were unconscious and rushed to AIIMS’s trauma center.

The couple, identified as Manish Sharma and Shipra, succumbed to the injuries, while the child is undergoing treatment and is stable.

Police said the truck driver had managed to escape from the spot after the accident and a case had been registered against him.

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