The tragic incident
Two Delhi Police inspectors lost their lives in a horrific accident on Monday night, when their car collided with a truck parked on the roadside near the Kundali border in Haryana’s Sonipat district. The accident occurred around 11:30 pm, when the officers were returning to their homes in Sonipat after their dutyThe police suspect that the dense fog reduced the visibility and caused the fatal crash.
The deceased officers have been identified as Inspector Dinesh Beniwal, who was posted as northwest district Special Staff, and ATO Inspector Ranveer, who was posted at the Adarsh Nagar Police station. They were travelling in a private car, which got completely damaged in the collision. The officers got stuck inside the car and succumbed to their injuries.
The rescue operation
The police and the locals rushed to the spot after hearing the loud noise of the impact. They tried to rescue the officers from the mangled car, but it was too late. The bodies of the officers were sent for post-mortem at a nearby hospital. The truck driver fled the scene after the accident and the police are looking for him.
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Rakesh Asthana, expressed his grief and condolences over the death of the two officers. He said that the officers were dedicated and brave, and had served the nation with honour. He also announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for the families of the officers.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, also tweeted his condolences and said that he was saddened by the news of the accident. He said that the officers had sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and prayed for their families.
The safety measures
The accident has raised concerns over the safety of the police personnel and the public on the roads during the foggy season. The police have issued advisories and guidelines for the drivers to follow while driving in low visibility conditions. Some of the safety measures are:
- Avoid driving at high speed and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
- Use fog lights, indicators, and horns to alert other drivers and pedestrians.
- Do not park on the roadside or on the bridges, and use reflective tapes or signs to mark your vehicle.
- Do not overtake or change lanes abruptly, and follow the traffic rules and signals.
- In case of an emergency, call the police helpline number 100 or the ambulance number 102.
The police have also urged the public to cooperate with them and follow the safety measures to prevent such accidents in the future.