Yamuna Expressway accident: 3 AIIMS doctors killed, 4 injured


In 1,219 accidents in 2016, 128 people lost their lives on the Delhi-Agra expressway.

Three doctors from Delhi's AIIMS Hospital were killed, while three were injured in an accident on Yamuna Expressway near Mathura, in the early hours of Sunday. All of them were travelling in a silver coloured SUV, which crashed into a canter around 2.30 AM in the morning. As per reports, the doctors' speeding Innova collided with a container near the milestone 88, killing the three doctors on the spot, while injuring the other four. Doctors were traveling to celebrate the birthday of Dr Harshad when the tragedy occurred.

The deceased have been identified as Harshad Wankhede (34) who hailed from Maharashtra, Hem Bala (24) from Haryana and Yashpreet Singh (25) whose family is from Punjab, police said.

According to reports, the doctors were traveling in an Innova vehicle, which crashed with a container killing three of them instantly near Milestone 88 of Surir Kotwali police station area in Mathura.

They were then referred to the AIIMS trauma centre, police superintendent (rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said. In the accident, 3 AIIMS doctors have lost their lives. Five people, including three doctors of AIIMS, were killed in these two major accidents, while 27 people were injured in both accidents.

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According to Shukla, Dr Abhinava Singh (Bihar), Dr Cathreen Halam (Tripura), Dr Mahesh Kumar (Bihar) and Dr Jitendra Maurya (Madhya Pradesh) were later rushed to AIIMS.

The doctors said that a team of doctors in Delhi operated on Dr Catherine, who had suffered B/L hip dislocation.

He said help could be provided to them as they were informed about the accident through dial 100.

The canter driver abandoned his vehicle and fled, the police officer said.