Delhi hit-and-run: Teenage boy killed by speeding Mercedes in Paschim Vihar

By: | Updated: March 6, 2017 8:50 AM

In yet another hit-and-run incident in Delhi, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding Mercedes in national capital's Paschim Vihar area.

In yet another hit-and-run incident in Delhi, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding Mercedes in national capital’s Paschim Vihar area. (ANI image)

In yet another incident of hit-and-run in Delhi, a 17-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding Mercedes in national capital’s Paschim Vihar area, according to reports. The victim was riding a scooter when he had met with the accident, according the report. It has been learned that he died on the spot. The incident occurred late last night. Delhi police have initiated an investigation and will monitor CCTV footage to identify the person behind the wheel. This is among the number of such incidents that had taken place in the national capital recently.

However, a report had said the number of deaths due to road accident in the national capital has been declining steadily in the past few years, with fatalities going down from 2,153 in 2010 to 1,591 in 2016.According to Delhi Police, analysis of accidents to determine their causes, time and place of such mishaps and types of offending vehicles, and suitable deployment of night checking-cum-patrolling teams have contributed to the fall in the number of fatalities on the roads.
The number of deaths due to road accidents has gone down from 2,153 in 2010 to 2,110 in 2011, 1,886 in 2012, 1,820 in 2013, 1,671 in 2014, 1,622 in 2015 and 1,591 last year.

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Delhi Traffic Police has identified 176 accident-prone spots and suitable remedial measures have been initiated in coordination with road-owning agencies, the Delhi Police annual report states. It had said that strict action has been taken against drunken driving, goods vehicles plying during restricted hours on specified roads and heavy goods vehicles plying without protective devices.

Other measures that have contributed to reducing road accidents include identifying and rectifying engineering faults and taking corrective steps such as speed-calming measures, nose protection devices, iron grilles on central verges and signages marking accident-prone spots. Focussed prosecution with emphasis on over-speeding, rash driving and action against commercial vehicles for violation of rules have helped maintaining better discipline on the roads, the report noted.

(With agency inputs)

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