ROAD ACCIDENT

  • Six students killed in road accident at Siwan in Bihar, angry locals torch ambulances over absence of doctors April 20, 2015

    Siwan: In a tragic incident in Bihar, six students have been killed in a road accident in Siwan district. Two students have also been injured in the accident and have been admitted to a local hospital. The accident occurred when an auto rickshaw carrying students collided with a mini bus...
  • Delhi: Lamborghini rams into road divider, driver flees April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Rs five-crore Lamborghini Murcielago crashed into a road divider near India Gate in the heart of the national capital on Wednesday night after the driver lost control over the mean machine and walked off after the sports car was wrecked. The car did not bore any registration number...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Light sentences for negligent driving 'mockery of justice': SC to lawmakers March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • SC irked over road accidents, asks lawmakers to re-visit law March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • Delhi: 32-year-old man injured in road accident gets over Rs 22 lakh March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old man, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 22 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). MACT Presiding Officer Manish Gupta directed Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending truck,...
  • Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people February 26, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two people have been killed in Bengaluru when a water tanker ploughed through a group of pedestrians. The incident occurred when the brakes of the water tanker failed. Visuals showed the tanker speeding menacingly as the pedestrians were crossing the road at a zebra crossing, knocking down a man pushing...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents in Kerala December 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Wednesday announced a new programme 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents by strictly implementing traffic rules in the wake of increase in the of number of human casualties in road mishaps. Giving details of the programme to be implemented from...
  • Mumbai Roads Not Deadly-By Indian Standards November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Greater Mumbai, with a population of nearly 18 million people, witnessed more than 23,500 road accidents in 2013, the most of any Indian city. Mumbai was followed by Chennai with 9,705 and Delhi with 7,566 accidents. But Mumbai's roads are not particularly deadly; the city had fewer fatal accidents...
  • From failed bike stunts to beaming faces when a beer truck overturned: 10 absolutely weird road accidents that can only happen in India November 10, 2014

    India doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to road safety. The motorbike enthusiasts are forever keen on learning new tricks. From wheelies to stoppies, most motorcyclists in India take it upon themselves to pass on the heritage of bike stunts down to their friends and relatives.These Indians trying...
  • SC paves way to protect good samaritans, who help road accident victims, from legal hassles, harassment October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has paved the way for a strong guideline that will protect those who help road accident victims. There will be no more harassment by policemen and no pressure to disclose your personal information. No one came forward to help a little...
  • All road accidents not example of rash driving: Court October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a tractor driver in a road mishap case in which a scooter rider had died, saying "all accidents are not example of rash or negligent driving" and an adverse presumption cannot be raised against the driver of bigger vehicle. The court also held...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics for...
  • Two persons killed as truck rams into a car, 2 others injured August 21, 2014

    Two persons were killed and a similar number injured when a car rammed into a stationary truck in Sidhauli area, police said in Sitapur on Thursday. Deepak Khanna and Mohammad Tariq were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed into the truck on the national highway near Mankapur...
  • Bike borne duo brothers killed after being hit by a police jeep August 17, 2014

    Two brothers were killed when the bike they were riding on was hit by a police jeep in Maharajganj area in Azamgarh, police said. Dilsher (18) and Sarvar (25) died last night after their bike was hit by Station officer Kaptangaj's jeep in Asratpur Basaratpatti village, Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Chandra...
  • Three killed in a road accident August 17, 2014

    Three persons were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on collided with a bus in Hardoi, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when the motorcycle collided with the roadways bus near Baghauli area, Circle Officer BB Singh said. The deceased have been identified as Suresh (40), his mother Anana...
  • Man killed after boulder hits car August 12, 2014

    A person was killed when boulder from a mountain fell on his car in the Chamoli district here, even as rains in the state caused landslides, affecting traffic movement on several roads including national highways. According to the Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre, Manoj Kumar Panwar was killed when the...
  • Five, including four children of a family, killed in road accident August 12, 2014

    Five persons, including four children of a family were on Monday killed and a woman injured when a horsecarriage in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding truck in Naubasta area here, police said The incident took place when six persons were going back to their home in Rajiv...
  • 4 pilgrims killed in a headon collision of two jeeps; 7 others injured August 8, 2014

    Four pilgrims, including a child, were killed and seven injured when two jeeps collided head on in Nagaur district of Rajasthan in the wee hours on Friday, police said. The incident took place near Budel village when a jeep carrying 12 people to Ramdevra temple in Jaisalmer district collided with another...
  • Three persons killed in a road accident as unidentified vehicle rams a bike August 7, 2014

    Three persons were killed and another person was injured on Thursday in separate road accidents in Katihar district of Bihar, the police said. Two bikers were killed and another was injured as an unidentified vehicle rammed into a motocycle with three occupants on KurselaForbesganj road, the police said. The victims were identified...
  • Five kanwarias killed as oil tanker rams into a tractor trolley August 4, 2014

    Five kanwarias were killed and over 36 injured on Monday when an oil tanker rammed into a tractor trolley carrying them in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district, police said. All the deceased were going to visit a Lord Shiva temple to offer holy water. The tractor trolley carrying the devotees was headed...
  • Bihar: Motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh minister meets with an accident July 28, 2014

    Aurangabad (Bihar): A motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra and his supporters met with an accident near Aurangabad. The minister himself is unharmed but over a dozen of his supporters travelling along with him have been grievously injured. The injured are being treated at Aurangabad Sadar hospital. The...
  • Four of a family killed in road accident July 27, 2014

    Four persons belonging to a family were killed on Sunday and three children seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in dashed against a stationary container carrier in East Champaran district of Bihar. Police officials said the accident happened near Wattganj village under Piprakothi police station of thedistrict. Piprakothi Station House...
  • Four killed, 20 others injured in a busjeep collision July 27, 2014

    Four persons were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep in Bhojpur district on Saturday, the police said. The accident took place near Ekauna village when the bus, on its way to Ara from Sahar, collided head on with the jeep going to Belaur...
  • Three persons killed as truck rams into motorcycle July 26, 2014

    Three persons, including a woman and a girl, were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a truck in Deedarganj area in Azamgarh, police said on Saturday. Shakuntala Devi (40), Khushboo (12) and Anil Kumar (20), were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit...
  • 23 injured as bus falls into 50feet gorge July 14, 2014

    Twentythree persons were injured, three of them seriously, when a stateowned bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Almora district in the wee hours. The mishap occurred at 4.15 am when the bus going from Delhi to Gairsain in Chamoli district fell into a 50 ft deep gorge,...
  • Doctor couple killed in a road accident in Gaya July 12, 2014

    A doctor couple was killed, while their son and daughterinlaw got seriously injured when the car they were traveling in, collided headon with a truck in Gaya district on Saturday. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the incident happened near Sahdev Khap village under Magadh University police...
  • Woman killed, four others injured as jeep overturns July 9, 2014

    A woman was killed and four others injured as a jeep carrying them overturned on ArerajMotihari road in Motihari district on Wednesday, police said. The mishap took place as the jeep with half a dozen occupants overturned after ramming to a railing of a culvert due to negligence of the driver,...