Child Among 3 Killed As Truck Hits Scooter, Drags It For 500 Metres In UP

The truck driver fled the spot after the accident (File)


Three people, including a child, were killed here when a truck hit the scooter on which they were travelling and dragged the two-wheeler for almost 500 metres, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place near the Katra overbridge here late on Friday night, they said.

Ramdeen (40), his sister-in-law Surja Devi (35) and three-year-old nephew, all residents of Lalpur villager under Katra police station, were headed home when a truck rammed into their scooter from behind. The scooter got entangled with the truck and was dragged for around 500 metres, said Superintendent of Police S Anand.

After reaching the spot, police personnel sent the three for treatment to a Bareilly hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead, he said.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, the police said, adding that the truck driver fled the spot, leaving behind his vehicle.

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