Two minors escaped death narrowly in a fatal road accident which left both their parents dead. The accident occurred at around 4am on Sunday morning on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The Bengaluru-based couple, 35-year-old IT professional Ankit Chugh and 32-year-old Sanjana Chugh, died after their car collided with a truck. The two children, Samarth (7) and Sathi (5), who sustained injuries, were declared out of danger by doctors at the MGM Hospital in Kamothe.
â€śThe family was coming from Bengaluru to Kharghar, to attend a family function. Near Poorna point, a speeding container truck rammed headlong into the vehicle, damaging it severely. The car was being driven by Ankit, his wife Sanjana was on the front seat. Both of them were rushed to the hospital but were declared dead,â€ť a police officer told the Indian Express.
The front part of the WagonR car had to be cut open to rescue the couple as it was completely mangled due to the impact of the collision. Police said the couple could have survived if they were attended to immediately.
Panvel taluk police said that a case of rash driving and death by negligence has been booked. The truck which was registered in Rajasthan has been seized by the police while the driver is still absconding.
â€śWe have booked the driver who fled the spot after the accident and abandoned the truck. We have contacted the transport companyâ€™s owner and he (driver) will be arrested soon,â€ť police sub-inspector K Chavan from Panvel Taluka Police Station told Bangalore MIrror.
According to reports, Ankit was on his way to a Satsang gathering to be held in Kharghar at his fatherâ€™s house. Meanwhile, one of the relatives said that the children have not yet been informed about their parentsâ€™ death.