An Avoidable Tragedy

An Avoidable Tragedy  

     A 20-YEAR-OLD boy was killed in a road accident near west Delhi’s Janakpuri on Sunday night. Alok Kumar, the deceased, was allegedly racing with another two-wheeler when he crashed into a Metro pillar as he tried to avoid hitting another car Alok died on the spot, while his friend Sanjeev Kumar, riding pillion with him, was seriously injured, police said.

      Sanjeev was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital with a few broken teeth and a fracture in his right hand, an officer said. The two were returning home to Uttam Nagar from a wedding near Rajouri Garden, when the mishap reportedly occurred around 11.30 p.m., the police said, adding that both youngsters were drunk.

     Fruit sellers near the Janakpuri East Metro Station told police that Alok was racing with another motorcycle. “As the two motorbikes approached the Metro station, a car suddenly came in between. Alok lost his balance,” said a police officer.

     The motorcycle hit the Metro pillar and the impact threw Alok off the bike. His head hit a divider, police said, adding he died on the spot with severe head injuries. The post-mortem report of Alok and a medical examination of Sanjeev confirmed a high level of alcohol in their blood samples.

      The police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving. Alok’s father Rajinder Kumar owns a tailoring shop in Uttam Nagar. Both Alok and Sanjeev worked in an export firm.

ravi.bajpai@hindustantimes 

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