2 killed, 3 injured after auto hits traffic signal pole

2 killed, 3 injured after auto hits traffic signal pole

2 killed, 3 injured after auto hits traffic signal pole

Two men were killed and three women injured when their auto crashed into a traffic signal pole in northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area, police said today.

According to an investigator, Dadu had taken to the wheel just three minutes before the accident. Dadu lost control of the overspeeding Hyundai i20 and rammed it into a traffic signal pole (at a T-point) in Hudson lines.

According to the report in Hindustan Times, Dadu, 19, was driving the auto and returning from a late night party with her four friends and crashed the vehicle into a traffic signal pole in the dead of the night. "Unfamiliar with North campus roads and speeding, she rammed the auto in the central verge", added police.

"Diksha, Rashi Sharma and Joshita Mohanty, first-year law students at Amity University, Noida, sustained injuries".

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The two victims were identified as 20-year-old Siddharth Singh, a student of Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology in Janakpuri, and 21-year-old Ritesh Dahiya, a student of Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College, Hindustan Times reported. "Diksha and Rashi survived the crash as the air bags opened during impact", the DCP said. Her learning licence also expired a year ago in October. Police officials added that she did not even have a valid driver's licence.

"While questioning Diksha and Joshita, police found that the five first went to a festival in Amity University". Ritesh and Siddharth picked the others from Noida around 9 p.m. on March 10 and purchased liquor, which they consumed on the way to Connaught Place.

A policeman who was the first to reach the accident spot stated in the FIR that the woman driving the vehicle had initially said her name was Priya Sharma. There were five students in the auto, three girls and two boys. "On reaching the DU area, he got out of his auto to talk to one of the shopkeepers. But when Dahiya got off his seat for a break, Dadu occupied it and insisted that she drive despite Dahiya's resistance", the officer said. "After hitting the divider, the auto overturned twice and rammed a traffic signal".

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