1 dies after speeding SUV hits divider at Signature Bridge

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1 dies after speeding SUV hits divider at Signature Bridge

Friday, 26 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A 22-year-old died while three others sustained injuries after the SUV car they were traveling in lost control and hit the divider at Signature Bridge in wee hours of Thursday, said police, adding that it was being driven in high speed.

The deceased has been identified as Ashish (23), resident of Ashok Nagar while the injured has been identified as Rishabh (20), Yash (27) and Vishal (27). Police said condition of Vishal is said to be critical. While, one more boy riding in the car who was only known to deceased is missing and is yet to be identified.

According to a senior police official, a police control room (PCR) call was received around 4.45 am on Thursday regarding the incident.

“A passerby called police and a team was rushed to the spot. Police found four men injured who were rushed to nearby hospital where Ashish was declared brought dead

by doctors while Vishal , Rishabh and Yash sustained minor injuries,” a senior police official said.

“Rishabh told police that the fourth man travelling with them was known to Ashish and he and Vishal have never met him before. Initial probe suggest that all four of them had gone to have prantha in Shahdara district where seeing a crowd they ordered prantha and decided to take a ride to Signature Bridge till the food is prepared,” said the senior police official.

“Ashish was driving in high speed car towards Majnu ka Tilla when on loop at Signature Bridge he lost control of the car and hit the divider,” said the senior police official.

“A case under appropriate sections has been registered and investigation is going on,” said a police official privy to investigation. Earlier last week on Thursday, a 25-year-old biker died at Delhi’s Signature Bridge after a metal wire pierced his chest. The biker’s body was found by a passerby lying near the divider of the bridge. The passerby promptly informed the police.

Since the bridge’s inauguration, a number of cases of improper parking and one-way violations have been reported as well.

The 2,214-foot asymmetrical Signature Bridge, built across the river Yamuna, has been described as an engineering marvel and said to be the pride of the national Capital and likened to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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