Two Killed, 17 Injured in Himachal Pradesh Pickup Truck Accident

Two Killed, 17 Injured in Himachal Pradesh Pickup Truck Accident

Two Killed, 17 Injured in Himachal Pradesh Pickup Truck Accident

A tragic accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmour district claimed the lives of two people and injured 17 others on Tuesday morning. A pickup truck carrying 19 passengers careened off the road near Shillai, plunging down a steep incline.

Details of the Incident:

  • The accident occurred on the Shillai-Bashwa road around 9 am.
  • The pickup truck, reportedly overloaded with passengers, lost control and tumbled down the mountainside.
  • Two individuals, identified as Karina (19) and Mohan Singh (62), succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
  • The remaining 17 passengers sustained injuries of varying degrees.
  • The injured were rushed to the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Hospital in Shimla for treatment, with some reported to be in critical condition.

Cause Under Investigation:

The exact cause of the accident is still unknown, but authorities suspect a combination of factors, including:

  • Harsh winter weather: Himachal Pradesh experiences heavy snowfall and foggy conditions during winters, impacting visibility and driving conditions.
  • Road conditions: The mountainous terrain poses inherent challenges, and some roads in the region might require maintenance or safety upgrades.
  • Vehicle overloading: The pickup truck reportedly exceeded its passenger capacity, potentially contributing to the loss of control.

Efforts and Concerns:

Police officials are investigating the accident, and a thorough probe is underway to determine the precise cause and identify any potential negligence.

The rise in road accidents during winter months remains a pressing concern in Himachal Pradesh. The government has implemented various initiatives, including stricter traffic regulations and driver awareness campaigns, to curb these incidents. However, sustained efforts are crucial to ensure road safety for both residents and tourists visiting the scenic state.

Remember:

Safety comes first. When traveling in hilly areas, especially during adverse weather conditions, prioritize caution and responsible driving practices. Following traffic rules and avoiding overloading vehicles can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.

By raising awareness and advocating for road safety measures, we can collectively contribute to making Himachal Pradesh’s roads safer for everyone.

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