Yamuna Expressway is a hotspot for accidents. The high-speed expressway that connects Noida to Agra sees a high number of accidents. Here is a Toyota Innova that rammed into a truck, leaving its driver and the co-passenger dead.
What exactly happened?
The accident happened in broad daylight at 10:30 AM near Khandauli toll plaza. The accident was so severe that the Toyota Innova almost slipped below the truck in a mangled form. There were two people in the vehicle, Utsav Dang and Mohammad Sharif, who was the driver.
According to the police, Utsav’s mother was dropped at the Delhi airport, and the duo were on their way back to Agra. Their speeding vehicle rammed into the truck, which was parked on the shoulder of the expressway. The crash turned out to be fatal for both occupants of the vehicle – Utsav Dang and the driver. They were declared brought dead when the cops took them to the hospital. There is no information about how the crash happened. The highway was empty at the time when the accident occurred, and there are no tyre marks on the road surface too.
The accident could have caused due to the sleepy driver, who was driving since early morning to pick up the duo from the airport or a tyre burst that must have sent the Innova out of control. However, no information has been given by the cops.
According to an RTI reply, 78 people have died because of accidents at the Yamuna Expressway in last six months. The 196km expressway saw a total of 432 accidents from January 1 to June 30, 2017.
Since the opening of the expressway five-and-half years ago, the expressway saw 626 deaths from 4,505 accidents. 2016 saw the highest number of accidents on the highway.
Accidents on the highway
Indian highways are one of the most dangerous roads in the world. A high accident rate and the fatality rate is very common. There are a few tips that can keep you safe on the highways.
- Always be vigilant of the parked vehicles, especially trucks on the shoulder of the highways.
- Maintain speed limit, the car can go out of control easily at higher speeds, and the speed limits are set after the inspection of the road and degree of turn.
- Never drive when you feel drowsy. Always take a break or take a short nap. Drowsiness also affects your concentration.
- Inspect the tyres and replace if the tread is less than the recommended 2mm.
- Maintain proper air pressure in the tyres.